metarteriole


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met·ar·te·ri·ole

(met'ar-tēr'ē-ōl),
One of the small peripheral blood vessels between the arterioles and the true capillaries that contain scattered groups of smooth muscle fibers in their walls.
[meta- + arteriole]

metarteriole

A small blood vessel arising in an arteriole, which passes through a capillary network and empties into a venule.

met·ar·te·ri·ole

(met'ahr-tēr'ē-ōl)
One of the small peripheral blood vessels between the arterioles and the true capillaries that contain scattered groups of smooth muscle fibers in their walls.
[meta- + arteriole]

metarteriole

a branch of an arteriole.
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Nitric oxide released from S-nitrosothiol helps relax smooth muscle surrounding the tubules of arteries, arterioles, and metarterioles (see Figure 2 online).