August 9, 2017
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Vascular Endothelium is the single cell layer that lines the inner surface of blood vessels. A healthy endothelium resists rupture and penetration from toxic elements (e.g. benzopyrene from tobacco smoke), and provides a slick, smooth surface for the easy and efficient passage of blood through the cardiovascular system. Healthy endothelial function promotes vasodilation and inhibits platelet aggregation and clot formation.

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