Histology Photomicrographs

Human Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL& 241L-242L)
Karen Hart, Peninsula College

Small blood vessels

Slide: Areolar tissue, mammal, spread H560

Microscope at 400X

The wall of arterioles includes smooth muscle cells that wrap around the circumference of the arteriole. Nuclei of several smooth muscle cells are indicated by arrows.

smn = smooth muscle cell nucleus

Slide: Areolar tissue, mammal, spread H560

Microscope at 400X

In this image red blood cells can be seen through the vessel walls.

ad = adipocyte

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