arteriole


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arteriole

[är′tir·ē‚ōl]
(anatomy)
An artery of small diameter that terminates in capillaries.
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The arterioles regulate the amount of blood that enters these capillary networks.
This leads to most examiners applying an almost binary approach to grading AVR by stating 2:3 in most cases, whereas in cases of vessels of the same size as 1:1 and retinal arterioles classed as generalised narrow, referred to as 1:2.
Yet these tiny arterioles and venules deliver oxygen and nutrients to energy-hungry brain cells and carry away wastes.
Angiotensin II directly increases glomerular filtration pressure by causing constriction of the efferent arterioles.
Drugs, such as the immunosuppressants cyclosporine and tacrolimus, chemo-therapeutic drugs bleomycin and cisplatin, clopidogrel, oestrogen-containing oral contraceptives and quinine may cause thrombosis in the afferent renal arteriole and glomerulus.
Using the x40 objective lens of the compound light microscope allows only a single layer of the three-dimensional arteriole to be focused at a time (Fig.
4] causes inflammation resulting in arteriole occlusion and hypertension," said Joanne Quan, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Eiger.
The process of hyalinosis invariably also affects the glomerular arteriole in moderately advanced diabetic nephropathy.
Also, if such glands are found in close proximity to a thick-walled, medium or small arteriole, it most likely represents an invasive adenocarcinoma.
A salmon patch haemorrhage is observed in sickle cell disease and appears as an oval-shaped area of intra-retinal or pre-retinal blood, believed to occur secondary to an obstructed retinal arteriole, which subsequently ruptures.
Retinal arteriosclerosis: chronic hypertension leads to fibrosis in the arteriole walls of retinal vessels