venule

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venule

[′ven·yül]
(anatomy)
A small vein.
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At sites of acute inflammation, circulating neutrophils emigrate from the blood stream into the extravascular tissues through the postcapillary venules.
Kimura disease tends to have a triad of follicular hyperplasia, infiltration by eosinophils, and proliferation of postcapillary venules.
1999); the SP links onto the NK 1-R receptors which are joined to G proteins from the endothelial cells and induce the formation of interruptions of the tissular continuity between the adjacent endothelial cells in the postcapillary venules (Boewden et al.