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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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27 (ANI): A new approach has been found for protecting people with diabetes from their higher risk of advanced blood vessel disease, which sets the stage for early heart attacks and strokes, a new research has suggested.
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Gustavo Roman, a neurologist at Houston (Texas) Methodist Hospital, praised the research, saying it reinforced his experience that patients with executive function problems often have blood vessel disease manifesting as heart attacks or strokes.
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Also at risk of developing AAA are those with heart diseases, high blood pressure, history of abdominal aneurysm, blood vessel disease, blockage in the arteries that can also cause weakening of the arteries.
When uncontrolled, it could lead to blindness, heart and blood vessel disease, kidney failure, limb amputation, nerve damage, and stroke.
ABSTRACTObjective: One of the major complications of diabetes is blood vessel disease termed angiopathy which is characterized by abnormal angiogenesis.
The risks need to be controlled to avoid or delay the development of development of heart and blood vessel disease, especially in a region where incidence of diabetes and diabetes-related complications are increasing," he said.
The nugget about lower-calibre blood vessels in Indians emerged when he was asked his opinion on why the highest rates of heart and blood vessel disease in South Africa occur in this community (followed by the coloured community, with the white and black communities having the lowest and most similar rates).
Li said in an email that the next step is to establish a model for human blood vessel disease that can be used in the lab to screen drug candidates targeting the vascular stem cells.