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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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Comparison of postburn capillary permeability in soft tissue and lung.
According to WHO, the critical phase occurs towards the late febrile phase, often after 3rd day of fever or usually between 3rd to 5th day of illness but may go up to 7th day when a rapid drop in temperature may coincide with an increase in capillary permeability in some patients.
Pathophysiologically, RPE represents a form of increased capillary permeability edema.
Pericardial effusion in hypothyroidism is mainly due to increased capillary permeability. The fluid usually contains increased cholesterol crystals because of abnormal lipid metabolism.
(2) The pathophysiology of anemic retinopathy seems to be related to retinal hypoxia, venous stasis, angiospasm and increased capillary permeability. Presence of multiple hemorrhages (dot blot, flame, boat shaped and Roth spots) are hallmark of anemic retinopathy.
The breakdown of this barrier results in alveolar and pulmonary capillary permeability. This increased permeability leads to pulmonary interstitial and alveolar edema.
The capillary permeability was represented by the amount of Evans blue extruded into peritoneal cavity, which was measured by the OD value of the supernatant.
It also decreases capillary permeability and makes the blood thinner,6 thereby improving microcirculation so the skin cells receive more oxygen and nutrients.
Through H1 receptors histamine stimulates bronchial smooth muscle contraction, causes capillaries dilatation and increases capillary permeability. Through H2 receptors histamine reduces heart rate and stimulates gastric acid secretion.
Extravascular lung water to blood volume ratios as measures of pulmonary capillary permeability in nonseptic critically ill patients.
Together they have a beneficial effect on venous circulation, especially on the circulation of blood in the vessels of the legs, help improve the peripheral microcirculation, reducing capillary permeability, improving the tone of blood vessels, reducing inflammatory processes in them.
D--The inflammatory process within the pancreas results in increased capillary permeability with shift of fluid from the vascular space into peritoneal tissues, resulting in hypovolemia (Amerine, 2007; Despins et al., 2005).