|granulation tissue||medical dictionary|
Highly vascularised tissue that replaces the initial fibrin clot in a wound. Vascularisation is by ingrowth of capillary endothelium from the surrounding vasculature. The tissue is also rich in fibroblasts (that will eventually produce the fibrous tissue) and leucocytes.
This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
(11 Mar 2008)
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