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glossary:endocardium

(1) Endocardium: The lining of the interior surface of the heart chambers. The endocardium consists of a layer of endothelial cells and an underlying layer of connective tissue.

(2) The innermost tunic of the heart, which includes endothelium and subendothelial connective tissue; in the atrial wall, smooth muscle and numerous elastic fibers also occur.

glossary/endocardium.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)