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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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CLBS14, administered via intramyocardial injection, is formulated specifically to enhance the potency of the natural process whereby CD34+ cells repair and regenerate microvasculature.
The results from this study are particularly important because they may provide information as to the impact of CLBS16 on patients with CMD while also providing potential corroboration of the mechanism of action of CD34+ cells in humans of promoting the growth of new microvasculature in response to myocardial ischemia.
By inhibiting the selectins, rivipansel is believed to enhance blood flow through the microvasculature during VOC and reduce the pain and organ damage associated with VOC.
The "full-moon sign" can be explained by the three-dimensional microvasculature network around the hair follicle, which is most dense at its bottom and becomes sparse in its upper part.
Endothelial cells from the microvasculature are placed in 3D culture with pericytes and/or fibroblasts and astrocytes under a laminar flow that contributes to the formation of specialized endothelial tight junctions typical of the BBB (Wevers et al., 2018).
The Role of Microglia in Diabetic Retinopathy:Inflammation, Microvasculature Defects and Neurodegeneration.
The researchers found that in the parahippocampal gyri of persons with AD, there were considerable abnormalities and reductions in gene expression, which map directly to genes associated with the microvasculature and the IRSP.
[USA], Nov 3 (ANI): According to a new research, people with Alzheimer's disease who were treated with diabetes drugs showed considerably fewer markers of the disease including abnormal microvasculature and deregulated gene expressions in their brains, compared to patients who were treated using other kinds of drugs.
"After comparing cardiovascular risk factors with the size and shape of retinal blood vessels, we were able to show that ideal cardiovascular health in childhood, and improvement a to mid-adulthood, appear to have a protective effect on the retinal microvasculature," said Dr.
It inhibits Cx43 overexpression and the inflammatory cascade, re-establishing limbal microvasculature and promoting regeneration of the corneal epithelium.