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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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We tested the hypothesis that the heparinized capillary tubes used in the NICU for sample collection may explain the observed discrepancies in sodium values.
That tip is not so much a capillary tube as a trap for nectar, Rico-Guevara and colleague Margaret Rubega proposed in 2011.
Meta stable flow in capillary tubes: An experimental evaluation.
Local frictional pressure drop during vaporization of R-12 through capillary tubes. Int.
Electrospraying the solution at a moderately high voltage (typically 5 kV) from a thin steel capillary tube produces fine droplets of solution.
The unit spins 24 capillary tubes or 12 test tubes by changing rotors.
Though glass capillary tubes are more precise than other viscometers, such as rotating cylinders and viscometers that use Stoke's Law, glass capillary viscometers are not as quick or efficient in measurement.
When the vacuum flask is connected to a vacuum source and the cells are placed in the cups, the washing agent is introduced into the reservoir and is sucked through the capillary tubes to spray and clean the interior walls of the cells.
ISF samples of ~1.5 [micro]L were collected into 2-[micro]L heparin-containing capillary tubes (Drummund Scientific).
The indoor heat exchanger of the R-22 heat pump was different from a typical condenser because it had capillary tubes at the exit of each circuit, as shown in Figure 1.
Historically, glass has been the preferred material for capillary tubes used to collect blood-gas samples.
The capillary tubes are drawn copper tubes with internal diameters of 0.5-2.0 mm and lengths of 2-6 m.
where n(r) is the number of capillary tubes with radius r; [DELTA][V.sub.Hg] (r) is the single volume of mercury intrusion at radius r; and l is the core length.
In adults, specimens are collected in capillary tubes when venous collection is difficult.