Cell associated with the walls of small blood vessels: not a smooth muscle cell, nor an endothelial cell.
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<pathology> Cell associated with the walls of small blood vessels: not a smooth muscle cell, nor an endothelial cell. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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(per´e-sīt) one of the peculiar elongated, contractile cells found wrapped about precapillary arterioles outside the basement membrane. Pericyte, its processes wrapped around the capillary epithelium.
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pericyte A slender, relatively undifferentiated, connective tissue cell that occurs around capillaries or other small blood vessels.
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A pericyte is a type of cell found in the central nervous system. Pericytes are more specifically located surrounding the endothelial cell layers of the capillary network in the brain. Pericytes play an integral role in the maintenance of the blood–brain barrier as well as several other homeostat...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: per′i-sīt Definitions: 1. One of the slender, mesenchymallike cells found in close association with the outside wall of postcapillary venules; it is relatively undifferentiated and may become a fibroblast, endothelial cell, or smooth muscle cell. Synonyms: advent...
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