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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The subepithelial capillary beds of principal chambers show irregularly shaped meshes with no preferred orientation (Figs.
In addition, glycation of the proteins on the red blood cell stiffens their external membranes, making it more difficult for the stiffened red cells to pass through the caramelized capillary beds one at a time.
A comparison of glucose levels in human patients revealed no difference between levels in rapidly collected samples versus blood "milked" or massaged from a finger lance, but the effect of squeezing a blood sample from a capillary bed remains unstudied for other hematologic values and in other species.
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations compromise capillary bed filtration, and are commonly associated with ischemic stroke.
T Wearn, "The extent of the capillary bed of the heart," The Journal of Experimental Medicine, vol.
They are focal dilatations of the retinal capillary bed and are the first clinically detectable lesions seen in diabetic retinopathy.
Intermittent hypoxia represents a risk for sudden death, cardiac failure and certain forms of hypertension (Jain, 2007; Lavie, 2003), also for diseases involved with reduced oxygen diffusion due to an increase in the distance between the capillary bed and mitochondria.
AVMs represent abnormal communications between the pulmonary arterial and venous systems that bypass the capillary bed. Their frequency varies, occurring in roughly 10 to 20 persons per 100,000.
A few ova pass through the liver and are held up in the pulmonary capillary bed or enter the systemic circulation, forming cysts in the lung, spleen, brain, bones, etc.
Founded in 2006, ThermalTherapeutics has developed a device that is designed to standardize the use and improve the medical control of hyperthermic and non-thermal perfusion (the process of delivering arterial blood to a capillary bed in biological tissue).
A high-precision automated surgical blade produces an accurate, clean-edged incision through the capillary bed and achieves a controlled depth of incision medically acceptable for preterm and term babies.
Fibrosis of the interalveolar septa results in obliteration of the pulmonary capillary bed secondarily diminishes blood flow to the major pulmonary artery segments, causing the hypoplastic arterial development.