arteriole

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arteriole

[är′tir·ē‚ōl]
(anatomy)
An artery of small diameter that terminates in capillaries.
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Non-perfusion of large areas of the macula occurs with occlusion of precapillary arterioles or larger retinal arterioles.
The capillary hydrostatic pressure is regulated by the smooth muscle tone in the precapillary arterioles and the postcapillary venules.