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Synonyms for arteriole

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

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At this dose, dopamine dilates both afferent and efferent arterioles and increases kidney blood flow; however, little gain in GFR is experienced (Cheung et al.
Angiotensin II constricts both the afferent and efferent arterioles, but preferentially increases efferent resistance.
Angiotensin II is a biologically active compound and causes vasoconstriction of both the afferent and efferent arterioles, but affects the efferent arteriole to a greater degree.
The porous glomerular capillaries rest between the afferent and efferent arterioles (see Figure 2).
These capillary beds are separated by the efferent arteriole.
The desired result of ACE inhibitor use is a decrease in glomerular pressure and improved renal function by allowing dilation of the efferent arteriole of the glomerulus.
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.
ARBs on the other hand block the angiotensin-II receptors on the efferent arterioles and thus lead to lowering of both blood pressure and intraglomerular pressure.
Colloid osmotic pressure ([pi]) in glomerular capillaries was estimated from the protein concentration in blood taken from the femoral artery (Ca) and in blood obtained by puncturing surface efferent arterioles (Ce).
Principle determinants of glomerular pressure are pre- and post-glomerular resistance, determined by the afferent and efferent arterioles, respectively.