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Essence; the material or necessary component of something.

A matter of substance, as distinguished from a matter of form, with respect to pleadings, affidavits, indictments, and other legal instruments, entails the essential sufficiency, validity, or merits of the instrument, as opposed to its method or style.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

SUBSTANCE, evidence. That which is essential; it is used in opposition to form.
     2. It is a general rule, that on any issue it is sufficient to prove the substance of the issue. For example, in a case where the defendant pleaded payment of the principal sum and all interest due, and it appeared in evidence that a gross sum was paid, not amounting to the full interest, but accepted by the plaintiff as full payment, the proof was held to be sufficient. 2 Str. 690; 1 Phil. Ev. 161.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Therefore, one reasonable assumption would be to suppose that this increase could be related to the ground substance material behaviour.
The final permittivity of the ground substance is obtained by applying the Maxwell-Garnet (MG) Mixture rule, which assumes spherical particles of [[epsilon]] in a background of [[epsilon].sub.lyt] [28] and by using the volume fraction of non-fibrilar material [[upsilon]] as given in Table 1.
In one clinical study on CsA induced gingival overgrowth found the dimensional increase of amorphous ground substances by fibroblasts and this was possibly resulting from an increased release of mast cell mediators [6].
The extracellular matrix of the endothelial cells of the intima is highly viscous and gel-like when healthy, as is the ground substance found throughout the rest of the arterial wall and in many other connective tissues.
The high degree of histologic variation notwithstanding, all nodular fasciitis lesions do share some common features: (1) an overall proliferation of plump, spindle-shaped fibroblasts, (2) a serous (myxoid) ground substance, (3) a vascular component, (4) a minimal number of mononuclear cells, (5) occasional multinucleated giant cells, and (6) involvement of either superficial or deep fascia.
The thirteen titles carry fully descriptive titles; Composition and structure; Muscle cell differentiation and growth; Proteins of thick filament; Proteins of the thin filament - actin, tropomyosin and troponin; Cytoskeletal and other proteins of the myofibrils; Sacroplasmic reticulum; Contraction and rigor mortis; Skeletal muscle growth and protein metabolism; Skeletal muscle fibre types; Cardiac and smooth muscle; Sacroplasmic proteins; The connective tissues - collagen, elastin and ground substance; and Postmortem changes during conversion of muscle to meat.
In a wound, skin cells multiply quickly and synthetize collagens, elastic fibers and ground substance to fill the gap.
Tumor cells are encircled with abundant fibrillary chondromyxoid ground substance in hemorrhagic background.
Fibroblasts (the cells in tendons and ligaments) produce tissue fibers from collagen, elastin, and ground substance, consisting of glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans.
First, the company explained, the most important layer for skin health is the dermis, which is composed of a collagen/elastin fiber network embedded with various ground substances such as HA and proteoglycans.

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