Term: dorsal aorta vascular associated smooth muscle cell development
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Name: dorsal aorta
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]
Name: vascular associated smooth muscle cell development
Synonyms: vascular smooth muscle cell development
Definition: The process aimed at the progression of a vascular smooth muscle cell over time, from initial commitment of the cell to a specific fate, to the fully functional differentiated cell. A vascular smooth muscle cell is a non-striated, elongated, spindle-shaped cell found lining the blood vessels.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0097084]   QuickGO   AmiGO