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What is a smooth muscle ab blood test and a titer test for, and what does it mean if they're positive?

What is a smooth muscle ab blood test and a titer test for, and what does it mean if they're positive?

Ab vs smooth muscle.: This is a test for antibody to smooth muscle. These antibodies are usually associated with autoimmune hepatitis and can be directed against actin, troponin, and tropomyosin. ...Read more

Smooth Muscle (Definition)

Smooth muscle is an involuntary non-striated muscle. It is divided into two sub-groups; the single-unit (unitary) and multiunit smooth muscle. Smooth muscle is found within the walls of blood vessels. Smooth muscle is also found in lymphatic vessels, the urinary bladder, uterus, male and female reproductive tracts, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, arrector pili of ...Read more


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What conditions cause contraction of bronchiole smooth muscle?

What conditions cause contraction of bronchiole smooth muscle?

Asthma: Asthma is the prototypical disease whereby reversible bronchiolar smooth muscle constriction leads to tight airways and obstructive lung symptoms. Copd, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also has a component of smooth muscle constriction. ...Read more

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What are bronchial smooth muscle contractions?

For breathing: Your breathing tubes, the bronchi, have smooth muscle around them to help you to breath. They can contract. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: smooth muscle?

What is the definition or description of: smooth muscle?

See below: Smooth muscle is an involuntary non-striated muscle. It is divided into two sub-groups; the single-unit (unitary) and multiunit smooth muscle. Smooth muscle is found within the walls of blood vessels. Smooth muscle is also found in lymphatic vessels, the urinary bladder, uterus, male and female reproductive tracts, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, arrector pili of skin, and other places. ...Read more

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What is smooth muscle antibody?

What is smooth muscle antibody?

Autoimmune hepatitis: This is an antibody marker often present in patients with the diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis. ...Read more

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Does smooth muscle still work if we have a head injury?

Does smooth muscle still work if we have a head injury?

Yes: Smooth muscle is he rally not under voluntary control and should not be affected. ...Read more

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What would happen if theres too much smooth muscle in bronchi?

What would happen if theres too much smooth muscle in bronchi?

Asthma: This is a common finding in asthma and probably is part of the reason that the airways squeeze shut too readily. ...Read more

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Why is there a need for immunohistochemistry: smooth muscle actin after i got the diagnosis: cellular spindle cell lesion favor nodular fascitis?

Why is there a need for immunohistochemistry: smooth muscle actin after i got the diagnosis: cellular spindle cell lesion favor nodular fascitis?

To help diagnosis: Pathologists often use immunohistochemistry to help in arriving at a diagnosis. For softn tissue tumors immunohistochemistry can help better characterize the type of tumor...For example if is smooth muscle derived or a neural tumor etc. In terms of nodular fasciitis, it can morphologically appear similar to some smooth muscle tumors and some other fibroblastic tumors so ihc may be used. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more