The Structure of Arteries, Growth Adaptation and Repair: The Dilemma of Normal

  • John French
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 16B)


I shall concentrate on points that appear to me basic to an understanding of the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis in man. Thus in the first place, I shall consider only the main arteries, i.e. the elastic arteries, the aorta, pulmonary, common carotid, subclavian and common iliac, and the larger muscular or distributing arteries. And secondly, I would like to emphasize the fact that there are differences depending upon different hemodynamic factors in the large arteries in large animals, as opposed to the large arteries in small animals. I hope these points will emerge and will be kept in mind.


Smooth Muscle Cell Arterial Wall Iliac Artery Internal Iliac Artery Elastic Tissue 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • John French
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  1. 1.Sir William Dunn School of PathologyUniversity of OxfordEngland

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