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  • adj. Of or pertaining to both fibrous and muscular tissue

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by the presence of both connective and muscular tissue: applied to tumors.


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  • A few months later, the patient read about a disease called fibromuscular dysplasia FMD, an unusual disorder in which the walls of arteries narrow and limit blood flow to essential organs - usually the kidneys or brain.

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  • So can diseases such as FMD, or fibromuscular dysplasia, and Marfan syndrome, which cause a range of problems throughout the body.

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  • The odd growth of the artery wall suggested the presence of a disease called FMD, or fibromuscular dysplasia, the examiner concluded.

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  • It is a strong, fibromuscular canal, lined with mucous membrane.

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  • The fibromuscular coat (tunica muscularis vesicæ felleæ), a thin but strong layer forming the frame-work of the sac, consists of dense fibrous tissue, which interlaces in all directions, and is mixed with plain muscular fibers, disposed chiefly in a longitudinal direction, a few running transversely.

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  • —The gall-bladder consists of three coats: serous, fibromuscular, and mucous.

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  • Between the termination of the vertebral column and the anus, the two Pubococcygei muscles come together and form a thick, fibromuscular layer lying on the raphé formed by the Iliococcygei” (Peter Thompson).

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  • The vertex of the bladder is joined to the umbilicus by the remains of the urachus which forms the middle umbilical ligament, a fibromuscular cord, broad at its attachment to the bladder but narrowing as it ascends.

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  • There are cases on record in which the rectum communicated with the anus solely by a fibromuscular cord.

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  • The full differential diagnosis of PAD includes popliteal entrapment syndrome, popliteal adventitial cyst, or popliteal aneurysm, thromboangiitis obliterans, arteritis, and fibromuscular dysplasia.

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