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Angioarchitecture of the ventral surface of the tongue from Wistar rats.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18615461     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The goal of this study was to describe the angioarchitecture of the ventral surface of the tongue from Wistar rats using a vascular corrosion casting technique associated with scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Six Wistar rats were used for the vascular casting method with Mercox resin. Following the resin polymerization, the tongue of each animal was dissected and corroded in a 5% sodium hydroxide solution. Once the corrosion and drying of the specimens were completed, the specimens were mounted on aluminum stubs, coated with carbon and gold and analyzed under SEM. The results showed that the ventral surface of the tongue presents simple, even and abundant vasculature constituted by a vascular plexus consisting of a superficial vascular network and by the ranine veins. The superficial vascular network, made up of the ascending and descending branches, presents as a loose network, with little morphological variation between the capillary loops.
Flaviana Dornela Verli; Sandra Aparecida Marinho; Tissiana Rachel Rossi-Schneider; Liliane Soares Yurgel; Maria Antonieta Lopes de Souza
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scanning     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0161-0457     ISO Abbreviation:  Scanning     Publication Date:    2008 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-16     Completed Date:  2008-12-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903371     Medline TA:  Scanning     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  414-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Postgraduate Dentistry Program, Dentistry School, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Capillaries / ultrastructure*
Corrosion Casting
Microscopy, Electron, Scanning / methods
Rats, Wistar
Tongue / blood supply*,  ultrastructure*
Veins / ultrastructure*

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