arteriole

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arteriole

[är′tir·ē‚ōl]
(anatomy)
An artery of small diameter that terminates in capillaries.
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Angiotensin II causes vasoconstriction, including of the afferent arterioles, increasing glomerular hypertension and damage.
24] The afferent arteriole resistance will be reduced by inhibition of angiotensin II, or by reducing the sympathetic input.
Histologically, the glomus tumor is made up of an endothelium-lined vascular bed, which consists of an afferent arteriole, an anastomotic vessel, and a venule surrounded by epithelioid glomus cells.