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Fenestrated Capillaries
Fenestra is the Latin word for window. The plural form is fenestrae. Fenestrated capillaries are capillaries that have pores in their plasma membranes that allow the passage of fluid, ions, and small molecules. Test your basic knowledge of capillary fenestrae by taking this simple quiz.
(1)   The pore of typical capillary fenestrae is approximately __________ in diameter.
(2)   Which of the following statements is correct regarding capillaries?
(3)   Blood cells can permeate the pore of capillary fenestrae.
(4)   Platelets can permeate the pore of capillary fenestrae.
(5)   Water molecules can permeate the pore of capillary fenestrae.
(6)   Ions (Na+, Cl, K+, Ca2+, etc.) can permeate the pore of capillary fenestrae.
(7)   Once fluid leaves the intravascular compartment through fenestrated capillaries, it:
(8)   Capillary fenestrae are pores that allow the movement of fluid, ions, and small molecules:
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Posted: Thursday, December 25, 2014