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Plate 6.112 Mirtal Valve: Heart

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger, Jr., Ph.D.
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MITRAL VALVE
Heart

Plate 6.112 Mirtal Valve: Heart

Rat, modified cholinesterase method
of Coupland and Holmes, A., B., 44 x.

This illustration demonstrates age-related decrease in autonomic nerve fiber bundles of the subendocardial region of the mitral valve. The cholinesterase-positive nerves shown here were drawn by camera lucida, which captures all the nerve processes stained at slightly different levels in the valve.

A is drawn from a young adult rat; B is drawn from a 3-year-old rat.

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