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 (mī′krō-văs′kyə-lə-cho͝or′, -chər)
The portion of the circulatory system composed of the smallest vessels, such as the capillaries, arterioles, and venules.

mi′cro·vas′cu·lar (-kyə-lər) adj.
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Microvessel density (MVD) was determined by CD34 staining in MDA-MB-231 tumor tissues, which were obtained from previous study (Wang et al.
Difference in uptake and toxicity of trivalent and pentavalent inorganic arsenic in rate heart microvessel endothelial cells.
Expression and localization of the vascular endothelial growth factor and changes of microvessel density during hair follicle development of liaoning cashmere goats.
Interestingly, lymph node metastasis of OSCC has shown with increase in iNOS leads to increase in microvessel counts [51] and also 6-35 fold elevated levels of NO oxidation product such as nitrite in synovial fluid of rheumatoid arthritis [52].
1), (2) In addition, because endothelial dysfunction can promote or exacerbate atherosclerosis via microvessel wall damage, (3) a large amount of attention has recently focused on macrovascular disease owing to atherosclerosis in SSc.
At different time points, the expression of claudin-5, occludin, ZO-1, and PKCa signaling pathway in microvessel fragments of cerebral ischemic tissue were evaluated.
Microvessel vascular smooth muscle cells contribute to collagen type I deposition through ERK1/2 MAP kinase, alphavbeta3-integrin, and TGF-beta1 in response to ANG II and high glucose.
Leukocyte MPs generated from apoptotic human T lymphocytes possess strong antiangiogenic effects, suppressing the sprouting of the aortic ring microvessel in vitro and corneal neovascularization in vivo (51).
Microvessel density and distribution in ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast.
On the contrary, in addition to microvessel disease, intravascular ultrasound studies identified epicardial coronary artery disease as a pathophysiological factor for SCF (4,15,16).
Effects of short term dutasteride ans serenoa repens on perioperative bleeding and microvessel density in patients undergoing transurethral resection of the prostate.