arteriola

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arteriola

 [ahr-te″re-o´lah] (pl. arterio´lae) (L.)
arterio´lae rec´tae re´nis vasa recta.

ar·te·ri·ole

(ar-tēr'ē-ōl), [TA]
A minute artery with a tunica media comprising only one or two layers of smooth muscle cells; a terminal artery continuous with the capillary network.
Synonym(s): arteriola [TA]

arteriola

/ar·te·ri·o·la/ (ahr-tēr″e-o´lah) pl. arterio´lae   [L.] arteriole.

ar·te·ri·ole

(ahr-tēr'ē-ōl) [TA]
A minute artery with a tunica media comprising only one or two layers of smooth muscle cells; a terminal artery continuous with the capillary network.
Synonym(s): arteriola [TA] .

arteriola

pl. arteriolae [L.] arteriole.

arteriola rectae renis
branches of the efferent juxtamedullary glomerular arterioles of the kidney that supply the renal medulla. Called also straight arterioles.