arteriole

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arteriole

[är′tir·ē‚ōl]
(anatomy)
An artery of small diameter that terminates in capillaries.
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sup][7] The changes in tone in afferent and efferent arterioles and glomerular capillary pressure are the main determinants of GFR.
In the patietns with hypertension and preserved renal function, ACE inhibition is usually associated with increased total ERPF, resulting from decreased resistance to blood flow at the level of glomerular capillaries and efferent arteriole and consequent increase in blood flow at the level of peritubular capillaries.
Angiotensin II directly increases glomerular filtration pressure by causing constriction of the efferent arterioles.
Atrial natiuretic peptide (ANP) vasodialates the afferent arteriole and constricts the efferent arteriole increasing GFR (Cheung et al.
Endothelium-derived relaxing factor/ nitric oxide modulates angiotensin II action in the isolated microperfused afferent but not efferent arteriole.
The A1 receptors can cause efferent arteriole constriction, which increases intraglomerular pressure.
There appears to be no effect on the efferent arteriole.
As blood progresses through the glomerulus toward the efferent arteriole, the [[PI].