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ar·te·ri·ole

 (är-tîr′ē-ōl′)
n.
One of the small terminal branches of an artery, especially one that connects with a capillary.

[New Latin artēriola, diminutive of Latin artēria, artery, from Greek artēriā; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

ar·te′ri·o′lar (-ō′lər, -ə-lər) adj.

arteriole

(ɑːˈtɪərɪˌəʊl)
n
(Anatomy) anatomy any of the small subdivisions of an artery that form thin-walled vessels ending in capillaries
[C19: from New Latin arteriola, from Latin artēria artery]

ar•te•ri•ole

(ɑrˈtɪər iˌoʊl)

n.
any of the smallest branches of an artery.
[1830–40; < New Latin artēriola]
ar•te`ri•o′lar, adj.

ar·te·ri·ole

(är-tîr′ē-ōl′)
Any of the smaller branches of an artery, especially one that ends in the capillaries.

arteriole

A small artery supplying blood from a main artery to a capillary.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arteriole - one of the small thin-walled arteries that end in capillariesarteriole - one of the small thin-walled arteries that end in capillaries
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
Translations

ar·te·ri·ole

n. arteriola, arteria diminuta que termina en un capilar.
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This is secondary to renal vasoconstriction of the afferent arteriole.
In the kidney, it causes strong vasoconstriction of the efferent arteriole and moderate vasoconstriction of the afferent arteriole, directly stimulates the reabsorption of sodium ions in the proximal tubule, thereby contributing to an increased volume of extracellular fluid and the development of hypertension [1,2].
The mechanism for this change in renal blood flow may in part relate to chelator-induced iron depletion, affecting the afferent arteriole via an up-regulation of prostaglandin production and arteriole vasoconstriction.
Blood enters the glomerulus through the afferent arteriole and exits via the efferent arteriole.
Amphotericin B may cause renal impairment by two mechanisms: binding to tubular epithelial cells causing cell swelling and lysis, ultimately resulting in tubular dysfunction, and activating vasoconstrictive prostaglandins in the afferent arteriole.
The vascular form of renal amyloidosis was considered when amyloid deposits were found predominantly on those vessels bigger than the afferent arteriole or interlobular arteries.
The obstruction also increases pressure on the system, decreasing GFR and contributing to afferent arteriole constriction via tubuloglomerular feedback, which results in decreased glomerular capillary filtration pressure (Porth, 2007).
24] The afferent arteriole resistance will be reduced by inhibition of angiotensin II, or by reducing the sympathetic input.