The Pulmonary Endothelial Cell and the Myofibroblast
The endothelial cell and the myofibroblast of pulmonary blood vessels differ from one another in many respects. The first has a fixed ultrastructure consistent with precise biochemical functions and appears to be easily damaged by a raised intravascular pressure. The second seems to be a much tougher reserve cell, able to adapt both its form and situation to prevailing conditions in the blood vessel.
KeywordsPulmonary Artery Pulmonary Hypertension Pulmonary Trunk Cardiac Myxoma Fibrinoid Necrosis
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