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postcapillary

 [pōst-kap´ĭ-lar″e]
1. located just to the venous side of a capillary.

postcapillary

/post·cap·il·lary/ (-kap´ĭ-lar´e)
1. located just to the venous side of a capillary.

postcapillary

a venous capillary.

postcapillary venule
located in lymphoid tissue these are the site of recirculation of the lymphocytes from the blood to the lymphoid tissue.
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Amazingly, he demonstrated that nothing happened in the capillaries but that there was separation of the endothelial cells in postcapillary venules, which was the pathogenesis of the vascular leak; this totally unexpected observation is widely regarded as one of the major discoveries in experimental vascular pathology.
Hemangiopericytoma is an uncommon hypervascular mesenchymal neoplasm originating from modified contractile smooth-muscle cells that surround capillaries and postcapillary venules, called pericytes of Zimmerman.
The capillary hydrostatic pressure is regulated by the smooth muscle tone in the precapillary arterioles and the postcapillary venules.
Furthermore, it is not always possible to distinguish lymphatic vessels from postcapillary venules because both are small, thin-walled structures.