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Synonyms for arteriole

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

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Renin release is regulated by two intrarenal mechanisms, the afferent arteriole baroreceptors and the macula densa cells, and one extra-renal mechanism, the SNS.
Through afferent arteriole constriction, angiotensin II decreases RBF.
In addition, the decreased volume detected by the stretch receptors in the afferent arteriole leads to the release of renin into the systemic circulation resulting in the extrarenal production of AII.
Uncomplicated vascular immune complex deposits consist of a deposition of immunoglobulins and complement primarily in afferent arterioles.
The afferent arterioles showed amorphous eosinophilic material effacing the media.
Afferent arterioles were histologically unremarkable or in rare instances showed small accumulations of subendothelial hyaline and periodic acid-Schiff-positive material.
The interlobular arteries extend into the cortex and become the afferent arterioles that branch to form the glomerular capillary tufts (see Figure 2).
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.