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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Functional and structural changes in resistance vessels can be affected by endothelial dysfunction (Tzemos N, Lim Po, Macdonald Tm, 2002).
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.
The contribution of medial hypertrophy in resistance vessels to the aetiology and maintenance of essential hypertension has been recognized[2].
reduction in nitric oxide) and the structural remodeling of resistance vessels further enhance the vasoconstriction.

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