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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.


relating to arterioles or minuscule arteries
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Adj.1.arteriolar - of or relating to or involving arterioles
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Microscopically, the lungs revealed arteriolar thickening consisting of medial hypertrophy and intimal fibroplasia.
However, autoinflammatory mediated injury within the arachnoid villi and the resultant decrease in cerebrospinal fluid absorption and/or thrombotic, vasculitic obliteration of cerebral arteriolar and venous systems are among the most probable mechanisms.
PerClot is intended for use in clean surgical procedures as an adjunctive hemostatic device when control of capillary, venular, and arteriolar bleeding by pressure, ligature and other conventional procedures is ineffective or impractical.
16) has shown that afferent arteriolar vascular resistance is increased and efferent arteriolar resistance is decreased in DOCA-salt hypertensive rats.
Pathophysiology of drug-induced nephropathy Level of the nephron Action Drugs Preglomerular Afferent arteriolar Cyclosporine (afferent arteriole) constriction Glomerulus Decreased GFR NSAIDs (prostaglandins) Gold, NSAIDs Glomerulonephritis Penicillamine, cisplatin Proximal tubules Acute tubular necrosis Aminoglycosides, radiocontrast dyes Distal tubules Renal tubular ACE inhibitors, acidosis type 4 cyclosporine Tubules and ducts Crystalluria Acyclovir, sulphonamide Interstitium Interstitial nephritis Penicillin, allopurinol Renal papilla Papillary necrosis NSAIDs, analgesics Table 2.
In pregnancy-induced hypertensive retinopathy, 60% of women will develop retinal arteriolar spasm and narrowing.
7) While the blood-brain barrier protects the brain from high systemic cholesterol levels, without an optimal transport system of high-density lipids (HDL) to remove excess low-density lipids (LDL) from the body, the gradual deposition of fat in tissue results in arteriolar narrowing, risking chronic cerebral oxygen deprivation.
Laser therapy stimulates cell metabolism, increases blood supply via capillary and arteriolar vasodilatation, and increases pain threshold in algotrophic nerve fibers and results in analgesic effects (32).
Specifically, ATII causes increased sympathetic activity, sodium reabsorption and water retention, and arteriolar vasoconstriction.
Arteriolar vasomotor changes during attacks have also been shown in HaNDL patients on MRI (13).