microcirculation

(redirected from microcirculatory)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical.
Related to microcirculatory: capillary bed

microcirculation

[¦mī·krō‚sər·kyə′lā·shən]
(physiology)
The flow of blood or lymph in the vessels of the microcirculatory system.
References in periodicals archive ?
Quantitative assessment of the microcirculatory parameters was accomplished off-line by frame-to-frame analysis of the videotaped images.
DM can cause microvascular injuries and other microcirculatory disorders including unexpected increment of blood viscosity and thrombotic and embolic events [14].
This finding suggests that the noted depression of cerebral rS[O.sub.2] is not due exclusively to vasospasm but perhaps a direct result of global microcirculatory vasoconstriction induced by vasopressors.
Coronary flow reserve and microcirculatory resistance in patients with intermediate coronary stenosis.
factor(s), Factors VIII and I, microcirculatory abnormality, and platelet malfunction" (5).
Though recent histological reports support T1 shortening due to increased cytoplasmic protein content within reactive gemistocytic astrocytes, likely precipitated by hyperosmolar injury and potential microcirculatory hyperviscosity, other cofactors would likely underlie the density changes on CT.
It is only in the case of chronic disease, in particular, diabetes, with its well-known microcirculatory pathology, that MIs start to show up.
They result in the sequestration of RBCs containing mature forms of the parasite in vital organs (particularly the brain), where they interfere with microcirculatory flow and metabolism.
We first measured the stability and repeatability of the perfusion parameters of CEUS perfusion imaging and then assessed quantitatively the hepatic microcirculatory function using a variety of mathematical function models by applying harmonic imaging techniques, intermittent power Doppler imaging, and grayscale CEUS.
The possible pathogenic mechanism of this disease is still not well established, but is thought to be associated with a high level of catecholamine during extreme stress, and it causes coronary vasospasm and cardiac microcirculatory disorder.[6]
"Microvascular dysfunction and peripheral vasoconstriction with mental stress are implicated in MSIMI among women but not among men, perhaps reflecting women's proclivity toward ischemia because of microcirculatory abnormalities," the authors write.
Blood biochemistry, hemodynamics, sublingual microcirculation including perfused small vessel density (PVD) and microcirculatory flow index (MFI), and histopathological changes in major organs including the lung, kidney, liver, and heart were compared between subgroups.