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postcapillary venule

postcapillary venule in Medicine

postcapillary venule post·cap·il·lar·y venule (pōst-kāp'ə-lěr'ē)
n.
Histamine-sensitive microvasculature that is the site of extravasation of blood cells. Also called pericytic venule.

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