name: vascular associated smooth muscle cell differentiation
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def: "The process in which a relatively unspecialized cell acquires specialized features of a vascular smooth muscle cell." [GOC:sl, PMID:16151017, PMID:18267954]
synonym: "vascular associated smooth muscle cell differentiation" EXACT [CL:0000359]
synonym: "vascular smooth muscle cell differentiation" EXACT 
synonym: "VSMC differentiation" EXACT [PMID:16151017]
is_a: GO:0051145 ! smooth muscle cell differentiation
relationship: part_of: GO:0001944 ! vasculature development
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