Airway smooth muscle
Term: Smooth muscle cell
LungMAP ID: LMHA0000000343
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Definition: A non-striated, elongated, spindle-shaped, involuntary contractile cell found in internal organs and blood vessels. Smooth muscle cells are found in the walls of the conducting airways (trachea, bronchi, bronchioles) and of the pulmonary and bronchial blood vessels (vascular smooth muscle).