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Afferent Arteriole(1) Afferent glomerular arteriole, arteriola glomerularis afferens.
(2) Any arteriole that connects the terminal branch of an artery with a capillary.
afferent arterioleAnatomy A blood vessel in the kidney that supplies blood to glomeruli
a minute arterial branch.
enters the glomerulus at the vascular pole and divides into capillaries which subsequently merge to form efferent arterioles.
derived from the glomerular capillaries in the renal glomeruli, these arterioles exit from the glomerulus at its vascular pole.
see arteriola rectae renis.