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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.
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blood vessel

n
(Anatomy) an artery, capillary, or vein
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blood′ ves`sel


n.
any channel through which the blood normally circulates; an artery, vein, or capillary.
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blood vessel

An elastic tube or passage in the body through which blood circulates; an artery, a vein, or a capillary.
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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
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blood vessel

noun vein, artery He's ruptured a blood vessel.
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Translations

blood vessel

nvaso sanguigno
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In all groups, the prevalence of the following risk factors was investigated: arterial hypertension, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high cholesterol and triglycerides, cigarette smoking (present at the time of arrival), diabetes, alcohol abuse, atrial fibrillation, cardiomyopathy, other cardiogenic factors (myocardial infarction, valvular insufficiency and angina pectoris), hyperuricemia, and cerebral blood vessel stenosis (stenosis was considered as more than 50% reduction of blood vessel lumen, both intracranial and extracranial; all degrees were included).
Regarding stroke subtypes, significant differences were recorded in the prevalence of arterial hypertension, atrial fibrillation, cardiomyopathy and cerebral blood vessel stenosis. Nearly all patients with CES and only 67.8% of patients with LVS had arterial hypertension.