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Age changes in rhesus monkey ciliary muscle: light and electron microscopy

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Lütjen-Drecoll, E. ; Tamm, Ernst R. ; Kaufman, P. L.
Date of publication of this fulltext: 04 Dec 2012 08:14


The ciliary muscle from 44 rhesus monkeys ranging in age from 137-day fetuses and a 3-week neonate to 35-year-old adults was studied by light and electron microscopy. In the fetuses and the neonate, the muscle cells appeared immature, and the muscle consisted mainly of longitudinally oriented fibers. By age 1 year, the muscle fibers were aggregated into bundles, and within each bundle the ...


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