Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger,
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Human, Helly's fluid, Mallory-azan stain, 612 x.
This is a longitudinal section of an arteriole. The stain used in this preparation provides good differentiation between collagenous connective tissue, which stains blue, and muscular elements in the wall of the arteriole, which stain reddish brown. Note the centrally placed nuclei in the smooth muscle cells, which are seen in cross section. The lumen of the artery is filled with blood cells.
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