It is a general term denoting the inner-most structure. Usually intima refers to the tunica intima vasorum which is the inner-most layer of the blood vessel, comprising an endothelial monolayer on luminal face with subcellular elastic extracellular matrix containing a few smooth muscle cells. Below the intima is the media, then the adventitia.
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