arteriole

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  • noun

Synonyms for arteriole

one of the small thin-walled arteries that end in capillaries

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An afferent arteriole was sampled that showed subendothelial and intramural dense deposits and loss of the structural integrity of the media.
27) has measured renal arteriolar diameter using a vascular cast technique and have found that the afferent arterioles were constricted while the efferent arterioles were dilated in DOCA-salt hypertensive rats.
But one key way hypertension hurts kidneys is by blunting the function of afferent arterioles, tiny blood vessels that feed the filtering units.
Rolofylline increases renal blood flow and urine production by blocking adenosine-mediated vasoconstriction of the afferent arterioles of the kidneys and inhibiting salt and water reabsorption by the kidney.
Dilation of the afferent arterioles (due to ischaemic injury) causes glomerular hypertension, hyperfiltration and damage to the glomerulus and its basement membrane.