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A Regulatory Mechanism in the Posterior Ciliary Arteries of the Dog

Naturevolume 169pages10151016 (1952) | Download Citation



SUBENDOTHELIAL cushions consisting of longitudinally running smooth muscle fibres inside the circular muscle coat have now been described in the arteries of many organs under the names of ‘intimapolster’, ‘coussinets’, etc.; but the only report of their presence in the arteries of the eye appears to be that of Gallas1, who found them in the long, and less regularly the short, posterior ciliary arteries of man.


  1. 1

    Gallas, J., Biologicke Listy, Prague, 29/3, 129 (1948) (abstract in Excerpta Medica, 3/1353; 1949).

  2. 2

    Wolff and Davies, Brit. J. Ophthal. (Nov. 1931).

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  1. Department of Anatomy, University College of South Wales and Monmouth, Cardiff

    • D. B. MOFFAT


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