Meaning of microvascular in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmʌɪkrə(ʊ)ˈvaskjʊlə/


  • Relating to the smallest blood vessels.

    ‘This finding suggests that the immune complex-mediated lung and renal microvascular injury is not chemotactic to neutrophils and that there is an absence of firm neutrophil adhesion.’
    • ‘Interestingly, these receptors have been recently identified in human lung tissues and cultured human lung microvascular endothelial cells.’
    • ‘An increase in basement membrane surface area that accompanies a large tidal breath thus imposes a shape change on adherent alveolar epithelial and microvascular endothelial cells.’
    • ‘The increased capillary pressure results in an injury response within the microvascular endothelium.’
    • ‘The pulmonary microvascular permeability was evaluated by measuring the lung lymph flow.’
    • ‘We have not identified the mechanism that links lung stretch with microvascular leak in the kidney.’
    • ‘The microvascular anatomy of the forehead was assessed subjectively with visual analysis of the various contributions to each flap.’
    • ‘However, our findings would raise the possibility that local monocyte-mediated inflammation may play a significant role in pulmonary microvascular injury during sepsis.’
    • ‘Figure 2 shows the adjusted incidence rates for myocardial infarction and microvascular end points, both being strongly associated to a similar degree with increasing blood pressure.’
    • ‘This article considers the possibility that a brief period of plasma hyperosmolarity protects against acid-instilled lung microvascular injury.’
    • ‘The mechanism of monocyte-preferential margination to the lung has been attributed to the unique anatomic structure of the pulmonary microvascular bed.’
    • ‘Endothelial dysfunction and microvascular thrombosis appear to be particularly important factors in the development of MODS.’
    • ‘Recently, a computerised grading method has been developed to increase reproducibility of retinal microvascular changes, but this method is not widely available.’
    • ‘Untreated, the disease leads to serious microvascular consequences that include blindness, renal failure, coronary artery disease, and limb amputations.’
    • ‘The higher DL could also be due to reversible increases in microvascular pressures, blood volume, and hematocrit instead of induced lung growth.’
    • ‘Firstly, both are surrogate measures of the average concentration of plasma glucose that is responsible for the microvascular and arterial damage that manifests itself in later years.’
    • ‘Cases were included in the study only if a microvascular repair of artery and vein was required for the thumb to survive.’
    • ‘Within minutes of exposure of the isolated lung to chlorine there is an increase in microvascular permeability that leads to alveolar flooding.’
    • ‘Inflammation and an increase in microvascular permeability occur when a breakdown occurs in the esophageal defense system.’
    • ‘To induce left lung alveolar hypoxia, the left mainstem bronchus was reversibly occluded with a microvascular clip.’