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1. Angiopathy (macroangiopathy, microangiopathy)
Disease of the blood vessels (arteries, veins, and capillaries) that occurs when someone has diabetes for a long time. There are two types of angiopathy: macroangiopathy and microangiopathy. In macroangiopathy, fat and blood clots build up in the large blood vessels, stick to the vessel walls, and block the flow of blood. In microangiopathy, the walls of the smaller blood vessels become so thick and weak that they bleed, leak protein, and slow the flow of blood through the body. Then the cells, for example, the ones in the center of the eye, do not get enough blood and may be damaged.

2. Blood vessel
Tubes that act like a system of roads or canals to carry blood to and from all parts of the body. The three main types of blood vessels are arteries, veins, and capillaries. The heart pumps blood through these vessels so that the blood can carry with it oxygen and nutrients that the cells need or take away waste that the cells do not need.

3. Capillaries
Small, thin-walled blood vessels that allow oxygen to diffuse from the blood into the cells and carbon dioxide to diffuse from the cells into the blood.

4. Capillary
The smallest of the body's blood vessels. capillaries have walls so thin that oxygen and glucose can pass through them and enter the cells, and waste products such as carbon dioxide can pass back into the blood to be carried away and taken out of the body. Sometimes people who have had diabetes for a long time find that their capillaries become weak, especially those in the kidney and the retina of the eye.

5. Capillary bed
A branching network of capillaries supplied by arterioles and drained by venules .

6. Cardiovascular
Relating to the heart and blood vessels (arteries, veins, and capillaries); the circulatory system.

7. Glomerulonephritis
A group of kidney diseases which involve inflammation of the glomeruli (clusters of capillaries in the kidneys). The glomeruli are gradually and progressively destroyed, leading to the progressive loss of kidney function and eventually chronic renal failure.

8. Glomerulus
A tangle of capillaries that makes up part of the nephron ; the site of filtration.

9. Hemangiopericytoma
A type of tumor thought to be formed from connective tissue cells and originating from capillaries.

10. Hemocoel
The cavity in which most of the major organs of the arthropod body are found; it is filled with the fluid hemolymph (the arthropod equivalent of blood), which is pumped by a heart and which circulates among the organs directly without the use of capillaries.

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