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Synonyms for capillary

a tube of small internal diameter

any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules

long and slender with a very small internal diameter


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Previous studies indicated that exercise training enhanced the number of capillaries per square millimeter of muscle in humans and these increases are greatest in slow twitch (ST) (Type I) and fast oxidative-glycolytic (FOG) skeletal muscle (9).
Lesions are made up of abundant vascular spaces and lobulated aggregates of closely packed capillaries lined by a flattened epithelium without anaplastic or mitotic features.
At higher power, PCH lesions are composed of an abnormal proliferation of small, thin-walled capillaries causing expansion of the alveolar septae (Figure 1, A and B).
The best predictors were abnormal nailfold capillaries and the presence of antinuclear antibodies (Arch.
Here, the CE capillaries are packed with HPLC packing, and a voltage is applied across the packed capillary, which generates an electro-osmotic flow (EOF) that transports solutes along the capillary toward the detector.
The reconstructed segments of the villous tree show parallel vessels of mature intermediate villi giving rise to the capillaries of terminal villi.
5- x 11-cm device consists of a control box and a small remote sensor head which contains a capillary cartridge containing one to eight capillaries.
The microcirculation architecture in healthy subjects was characterised by a network of capillaries in polygonal mesh and a parallel orientation (type A) regarding the surface.
This pain-t-sized detector combines the self-focusing capabilities of fused silica capillaries with the high speed, high spatial resolution of Active Pixel Sensors, which are similar to those used in digital cameras or mobile phones.
In one test conducted at a K & S Bonding Tools Application Center, over 8 million bonds and 25,000 devices were used to compare the performance of conventional capillaries with the novel capillary--called NEXXUS--on a 55 [micro]m bondpad pitch (BPP), 166-lead LQFP.
The study of salt rejection phenomena in hyperfiltration assumes porous medium as an array of uniformly distributed, straight, infinitely long cylindrical capillaries (Dresner, 1963; Gross and Osterle, 1968; Jacazio et al.
These capillaries actually "leak" blood that begins to oxidize (through a process called hemoglobin degradation) .
It induces vasculogenesis from preendothelial cells and angiogenesis from preexisting capillaries (Carmeliet 2000; Ferrara 1999).
The new version has several enhancements, including the ability to measure capillary wear and incorporate it in pass/fail criteria, the ability to measure angled capillaries and to inspect spinnerettes that may have damage-preventive coatings.