afferent

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afferent

[′af·ə·rənt]
(physiology)
Conducting or conveying inward or toward the center, specifically in reference to nerves and blood vessels.
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When these cells detect this increased NaCl load, they mediate vasoconstriction of the afferent arteriole via an unknown messenger substance, resulting in a decrease in the glomerular blood flow, a decrease in [P.
Through afferent arteriole constriction, angiotensin II decreases RBF.
In addition, the decreased volume detected by the stretch receptors in the afferent arteriole leads to the release of renin into the systemic circulation resulting in the extrarenal production of AII.
The afferent arterioles showed amorphous eosinophilic material effacing the media.
Afferent arterioles were histologically unremarkable or in rare instances showed small accumulations of subendothelial hyaline and periodic acid-Schiff-positive material.