arteriole

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Related to Efferent arteriole: Peritubular capillaries
  • noun

Synonyms for arteriole

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

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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.
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.
The glomerular function decrement could be attributed to a reducing effect of the area of filtration or to the effective filtration pressure mediated, respectively, by glomerular mesangial cells or a change of tonus of the glomerular afferent and efferent arterioles.