capillary bed


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capillary bed

[′kap·ə‚ler·ē ‚bed]
(anatomy)
The capillaries, collectively, of a given area or organ.
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Alternatively if reported peripheral vascular improvements are the result of increased arterial flow, the increased pressure gradient across the capillary bed might be expected to exacerbate the symptoms of lymphedema due to increased interstitial leakage; a differentiation not possible in a pilot study of normal volunteers.
Blood flow into capillary beds is regulated by smooth muscle cells called precapillary sphincters.
The vast majority of placental capillary bed is situated in terminal villi and arises from these vessels.
The contrast-bubbles normally are filtered by the pulmonary capillary bed.
We speculate that improved venous drainage in the elevated forearm might have improved the amplitude of pulsations in the capillary bed of the finger placed in the oximeter probe.
The tiny reactor holds up to 50,000 liver cells distributed among 40 identical units that each resemble the capillary bed, or network, of a tissue.
We also see hyperplasia of the squamous lining, vasodilation of the underlying capillary bed, and edematous fluid in the subepithelial layers.
A dense capillary bed projects within the medulla between the afferent (descending) and efferent (ascending) vasa recta.
There is intense vasoconstriction of every capillary bed in the body, resulting in pulmonary edema and congestive heart failure that squeezes down the central circulation, leading to seizures.
The model assumes compression of the cerebral capillary bed by transmission of changes of intrathoracic pressure associated with ventilation.
The Laser produces no heat to tissue and causes vasodilation in the Micro Capillary bed, the treatment is PAINLESS WITH NO SIDE EFFECTS.
Histologically, there is expansion of the capillary bed in the dermis.