resistance vessels

resistance vessels

the blood vessels, including small arteries, arterioles, and metarterioles that form the major part of the total peripheral resistance to blood flow.

resistance vessels

blood vessels (i.e. arterioles) that convert high-pressure (120/80mmHg), pulsatile arterial blood flow to low-pressure (30mmHg), non-pulsatile flow at the precapillary sphincter, to allow normal capillary function
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The mechanism of steal is shunting through lower resistance vessels and underperfusion of higher resistance areas.
Effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition on vascular remodeling of resistance vessels in hypertensive patients.
These include, among others, photoaffinity labeling of the angiotensin receptors, measurement of nitric oxide formation, laser Doppler flowmetry of regional renal blood flow, resistance measurements in isolated resistance vessels, and functional studies of cerebral circulation in response to angiotensin II.

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