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venule

 [ven´ūl]
any of the small vessels that collect blood from the capillary plexuses and join to form veins. adj., adj ven´ular.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ven·ule

(ven'yūl, vē'nūl), [TA]
A venous radicle continuous with a capillary.
Synonym(s): venula [TA], capillary vein, veinlet
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venule

(vĕn′yo͞ol, vēn′-)
n.
A small vein, especially one joining capillaries to larger veins.

ven′u·lar (-yə-lər) adj.
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ven·ule

(ven'yūl) [TA]
A venous radicle continuous with a capillary.
Synonym(s): venula [TA] , capillary vein.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

venule

A very small VEIN.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

venule

a small vein, differentiated from a capillary by possessing connective tissue (and sometimes smooth muscle) in the walls.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

ven·ule

(ven'yūl) [TA]
Venous radicle continuous with a capillary.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Abbreviations: ATX: autotaxin; HEV: high endothelial venule; LPA: lysophosphatidic acid; TEM: transendothelial migration.
However, they all keep cerebral veins and venules at an arm's length.
Originally, it was thought appropriate to quantify generalised arteriolar attenuation due to evidence that arterioles would be more affected by narrowing in response to cardiovascular disease processes than venules. (12,14) Subsequently, this approach was used in a number of large community-based epidemiology studies such as ARIC, Blue Mountain Eye Study (BMES), Wisconsin Epidemiologic Study of Diabetic Retinopathy, Cardiovascular Healthy Study, Beaver Dam Eye Study (BDES) and the Rotterdam Study.
In the preliminary examination of 10 cases, double staining with factor VIII and EVG (Figure 3) was considered the most appropriate to identify the vessels, distinguishing at the same time arterioles and venules. Therefore all cases were evaluated based on this staining.
Peritoneal rupture of the cyst did not occur in our case but the hydatid protoscolex found within a hepatic venule (Figures 4&5) indicates that the patient had intravascular exposure to the parasite.
At sites of acute inflammation, circulating neutrophils emigrate from the blood stream into the extravascular tissues through the postcapillary venules. The migration of leukocytes from the blood to sites of extravascular injury is mediated through a sequential cascade of leukocyte-endothelial cell adhesive interactions which involve an array of cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) present on leukocytes and endothelial cells.
Having a fever affects "gatekeeper" cells called high endothelial venule cells, or HEVs, which "invite" the lymphocytes in.
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These results support our findings of increased WLR and no changes in venule parameters in patients with IGT compared to age-matched healthy controls.
Correlations were found between the BFVs of the 20- and 35-degree FOVs (arteriole: r = 0.83, P = 0.002; venule: r = 0.69, P <0.001, Figure 3).