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Functional Considerations: Basement Membrane and Basal Lamina Terminology

The terms basement membrane and basal lamina are used inconsistently in the literature. Some authors use basement membrane when referring to both light and electron microscopic images. Others dispense with the term basement membrane altogether and use basal lamina in both light and electron microscopy. Because the term basement membrane originated with light microscopy, it is used in this book only in the context of light microscopic descriptions and only in relation to epithelia. The electron microscopic term basal lamina is reserved for the ultrastructural content to denote the layer present at the interface of connective tissue with epithelial cells. The term external lamina is used to identify this same layer when it forms a peripheral cellular investment, as in muscle cells and peripheral nerve supporting cells.

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