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The smallest of a body's blood vessels and are parts of its microcirculation.
A form of osmotic pressure exerted by proteins in a blood vessel's plasma (blood/liquid) that usually tends to pull water into the circulatory system.
Colloid Osmotic Pressure
The pressure exerted by a fluid at equilibrium at a given point within the fluid, due to the force of gravity.
A band of smooth muscle that adjusts blood flow into capillaries mainly in the mesenteric microcirculation.
An organic nitrogenous compound involved in local immune responses as well as regulating physiological function in the gut and acting as a neurotransmitter.