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Definition of Arterioles

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small artery
Arterioles Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Noun
1. one of the small thin-walled arteries that end in capillaries
(synonym) arteriola, capillary artery
(hypernym) artery, arteria, arterial blood vessel
Arterioles Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Aging Hearts and Arteries Glossary
The very small arteries that take blood from the arteries to the capillaries.
Source: National Institute on Aging
Muscle Pain
small arterial vessels of a size between arteries and capillaries. In contrasto to capllaries, the wall of arterioles contains a thin layer of smooth muscle cells.
Arterioles Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
An arteriole is a small diameter blood vessel in the microcirculation that extends and branches out from an artery and leads to capillaries.

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