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|Term:||dorsal aorta pericyte|
|Note:||This page represents a term created by the combination ("post-composition") of two ontology terms. For more information on the individual terms, click the hyperlinked name.|
|Synonyms:||DA, dorsal aortic root|
|Definition:||Principal unpaired, median artery of the trunk, leading from the paired roots (radices) of the dorsal aorta to the caudal artery.|
|Ontology:||Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000014]|
|Synonyms:||pericytes, perivascular cells|
|Definition:||An elongated, contractile cell found wrapped about precapillary arterioles outside the basement membrane. Pericytes are present in capillaries where proper adventitial and muscle layer are missing (thus distinguishing this cell type from adventitial cells). They are relatively undifferentiated and may become fibroblasts, macrophages, or smooth muscle cells.|
|Ontology:||Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009112]|