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blood vessel

n.
An elastic tubular channel, such as an artery, a vein, or a capillary, through which the blood circulates.

blood vessel

n
(Anatomy) an artery, capillary, or vein

blood′ ves`sel


n.
any channel through which the blood normally circulates; an artery, vein, or capillary.
[1685–95]

blood vessel

An elastic tube or passage in the body through which blood circulates; an artery, a vein, or a capillary.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blood vessel - a vessel in which blood circulatesblood vessel - a vessel in which blood circulates  
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
vas, vessel - a tube in which a body fluid circulates
ductus arteriosus - a blood vessel in a fetus that bypasses pulmonary circulation by connecting the pulmonary artery directly to the ascending aorta; normally closes at birth
vasa vasorum - any small blood vessel ramifying on the outside of a major artery or vein
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
capillary vessel, capillary - any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules
cardiovascular system, circulatory system - the organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body

blood vessel

noun vein, artery He's ruptured a blood vessel.
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He came near to bursting a blood vessel in an endeavor to scream "come in" through the stifling gag.
He studied the effects of adrenin on various parts of the body; he found that it causes the pupils to dilate, hairs to stand erect, blood vessels to be constricted, and so on.
UVR has also been found to reduce nitric oxide-associated dilation of skin blood vessels (vasodilation) by reducing the amount of nitric oxide available in the skin.
The discovery illustrates that it's possible to not only engineer blood vessel organoids from human stem cells in a dish, but also to grow a functional human vascular system in another species.
The discovery illustrates that it is possible to not only engineer blood vessel organoids from human stem cells in a dish, but also to grow a functional human vascular system in another species.
Leaky blood vessels in the brain can predict early onset of dementia, a new study says.
A year later, the cells continued to replenish normal blood vessel tissue in the liver-precisely what would be expected of functioning, native stem cells.
Pericytes are strong contractile cells that form the initial outer layer that gives shape and strength to a developing blood vessel. They also are stem-cell like in that they can make many different kinds of tissue.
Though the shape of a blood vessel intima can be easily obtained using a CT image, no information can be obtained about the blood vessel adventitia.
Researchers tested blood vessel function by measuring flow-mediated dilation (FMD).
This ability to control the type of smooth muscle cells formed in the lab could be critical in developing new blood vessel networks, she said.
OVERGROWTH of blood vessels in the brain may help to explain the damage caused by Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.