|Description:||This is a micrograph of an inrapulmonary bronchus (cartilage islands,
muscularis mucosae, submucosal glands). There are several bronchial
blood vessels within the wall of this conducting air passage. These are
"nutritive" blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients to the cells
and tissues that make up the conducting passage. The most prominent of
these vessel is the artery in the center of the picture. This is part
of the systemic circulation and the wall thickness is comparable to
that of other arteries of similar diameter in the rest of the body.
PK1618. K4. H&E. Original mag. 25 x. Bronchial artery.
Intrapulmonary bronchus. Lung. Respiratory System. Cat.|