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ven·ule

 (vĕn′yo͞ol, vēn′-)
n.
A small vein, especially one joining capillaries to larger veins.

[Latin vēnula, diminutive of vēna, vein.]

ven′u·lar (-yə-lər) adj.

venule

(ˈvɛnjuːl)
n
1. (Anatomy) anatomy any of the small branches of a vein that receives oxygen-depleted blood from the capillaries and returns it to the heart via the venous system
2. (Zoology) any of the branches of a vein in an insect's wing
[C19: from Latin vēnula diminutive of vēna vein]
venular, venulous adj

ven•ule

(ˈvɛn yul)

n.
1. a small vein.
2. one of the branches of a vein in the wing of an insect.
[1840–50; < Latin vēnula. See vein, -ule]
ven′u•lar (-yə lər) ven′u•lose` (-ˌloʊs) ven′u•lous (-ləs) adj.

venule

A small vein.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.venule - a minute vein continuous with a capillaryvenule - a minute vein continuous with a capillary
episcleral veins, venae episclerales - small veins in the sclera near the corneal margin; empty into the anterior ciliary veins
stellate venule - a star-shaped group of venules in the renal cortex
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
Translations

ven·ule

n. vénula, vena diminuta que conecta los vasos capilares con venas mayores.

venule

n vénula
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Veins, beginning with the postcapillary venule, collect blood from the microvascular bed and carry it away.
Pathophysiologically, angioedema is caused by postcapillary venule leakage and edema formation in subcutaneous or mucosal soft tissues.
3) The following can also be observed: proteinaceous deposits in germinal centers, vascularization of germinal centers (Figure 1), necrosis of germinal centers, polykaryocytes (Warthin-Finkeldey-type giant cells), eosinophils in germinal centers, eosinophilic folliculolysis, eosinophilic microabscesses, postcapillary venule proliferation, stromal sclerosis, perivenular sclerosis, rare giant cells (Warthin-Finkeldey-type giant cells), or small eosinophilic granulomas.
vasodilator of postcapillary venules which cause increased vascular permeability in postcapillary venules, leading to protein extravasation (tissue edema)