Figure 4 vagina human HE x125

This higher-magnification micrograph of the smooth muscle of the vaginal wall emphasizes the irregularity of the arrangement of the muscle bundles. At the right edge of the figure is a bundle of smooth muscle cut in a longitudinal section (SML). Adjacent to this is a bundle of smooth muscle cut in cross section (SMC). This bundle abuts on a longitudinally sectioned lymphatic vessel (LV). To the left of the lymphatic vessel is another longitudinal bundle of smooth muscle (SML). A valve (Vci) is seen in the lymphatic vessel. A small vein (V) is present in the circular smooth muscle close to the lymphatic.

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