Lumen (anatomy)

Lumen (anatomy)

A lumen (Lat. "lūmen", an opening or light) (pl. lumina) is the inside space or lining of a tubular structure, such as an artery or intestine. [Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 24th ed.] For example:

* The interior of a vessel, such as the central space in an artery or vein through which blood flows.
* The interior of the gastrointestinal tract [cite book
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* The pathways of the bronchi in the lungs
* The interior of urinary collecting ducts
* The single pathway of the vagina
* Within a cell, the inner membrane space of a Thylakoid, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, lysosomes. mitochondria or microtubule.


ee also

*Thylakoid lumen

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