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  • Posted: 01/28/2005
  • Reviewed: 09/01/2006

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Normal Angiogenesis in Adults

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Proliferation of new blood vessels also takes place in adults, although it is a relatively infrequent event. In women, angiogenesis is active a few days each month as new blood vessels form in the lining of the uterus during the menstrual cycle. Also, angiogenesis is necessary for the repair or regeneration of tissue during wound healing.

Normal Angiogenesis in Adults