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Henry Gray (1825–1861).  Anatomy of the Human Body.  1918.
this it loses its cilia, and gradually changes to stratified squamous epithelium close to the external orifice. On the vaginal surface of the cervix the epithelium is similar to that lining the vagina, viz., stratified squamous.

FIG. 1169– Vertical section of mucous membrane of human uterus. (Sobotta.) (See enlarged image)

FIG. 1170– The arteries of the internal organs of generation of the female, seen from behind. (After Hyrtl.) (See enlarged image)

Vessels and Nerves.—The arteries of the uterus are the uterine, from the hypogastric; and the ovarian, from the abdominal aorta (Fig. 1170). They are remarkable for their tortuous course in the substance of the organ, and for their frequent anastomoses. The termination of the ovarian artery meets that of the uterine artery, and forms an anastomotic trunk from which branches are given off to supply the uterus, their disposition being circular. The veins are of


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