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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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proposed four pathogenic mechanismsnamely neurocardiac factors, neurohemodynamic factors, blast theory, and pulmonary venule adrenergic hypersensitivity-responsible for the development of NPE(2).
In this evaluation, there were follicular lymphoid hyperplasia with obvious germinal centers, enlargement in paracortical space, post-capillary venule proliferation, eosinophil infiltration and eosinophilic micro-abscess foci with normal distribution of T and B lymphocytes in histochemical investigations with CD3 and CD20.
where [w.sub.1] is the width of the narrower branch, [w.sub.2] is the width of the wider branch, W is the estimate of the width of the parent trunk arteriole or venule, and the constant is the branching coefficient.
LCV is defined by the following five criteria proposed by the American College of Rheumatology (7): 1) age > 16 at disease onset, 2) history of taking a medication at onset that may have been a precipitating factor, 3) the presence of palpable purpura, 4) the presence of maculopapular rash, and 5) a biopsy demonstrating granulocytes around an arteriole or a venule (LCV).
The 3-4 primary retinal vessels are large and very distinct, and it is not unusual to find that the dorsal arteriole and venule spiral around each other.
(1998) Identification of podocalyxin-like protein as a high endothelial venule ligand for L-selectin: parallels to CD34.
In this cryobiopsy specimen that has well-expanded airspaces, a low-power view shows a cellular infiltrate (A, arrow) that on high power is composed of only a few layers of lymphocytes surrounding a venule (B).
Because ICH was thought to be an arterial hemorrhagic brain injury, there is little attention to the role of cerebral vein or venule in ICH pathophysiology [1, 2].
Three to five postcapillary venules per mouse were recorded (4-6 mice per group) (1 min 20 seconds each venule) and cell adhesion quantified from one minute of the recording.
proposed the concept of periventricular venule collagenosis in 1995 [32], the effects of venous collagen remodeling and the venous system on WMLs have begun to be taken seriously.
Liver sections containing the central venule were used to make comparisons across treatment groups.
Vascular parameters such as venule dilation and larger retinal arteriolar calibre [9, 10], changes to the vasculature shapes and arteriolar branching angle, increased tortuosity [11-13], and Fractal Dimension (FD) of the retinal vascular network [14-16] are associated with DR.