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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.
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afferent arterioleAnatomy A blood vessel in the kidney that supplies blood to glomeruli
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