Tunica intima: the inner layer of the silk glands: an inner lining or membrane.
intima: the lining membrane of the trachea: see endotrachea.
The nutrition of the intima and inner portion of the media is obtained from the blood circulating through the vessel.
Again, there is seen degeneration of the muscle and replacement by connective tissue with or without hypertrophy of the intima.
The intima shows compensatory thickening especially where the media is thinned.
The intima hypertrophies, layer upon layer being added in an attempt to restore the strength of the vessel.
During the third and fourth decades there is also distinct connective tissue thickening in the intima.
The changes affected chiefly the intima, to less degree the media, and histologically were very much like human intimal disease.
Spirochet pallid have been found in the degenerated media and in small gummata which were situated beneath the intima.
The walls become thinned and show cracks, and areas apparently, but not actually denuded of intima.
intima in·ti·ma (ĭn'tə-mə)
n. pl. in·ti·mas or in·ti·mae (-mē')
The innermost coat of an organ.