vascular structure

Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vascular structure - a structure composed of or provided with blood vessels
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
pulp - the soft inner part of a tooth
placenta - the vascular structure in the uterus of most mammals providing oxygen and nutrients for and transferring wastes from the developing fetus
References in periodicals archive ?
Changes to the vascular structure of the retina can reflect damage caused by obesity, hypertension, diabetes and a range of other chronic disease processes.
The other main vascular structure is the LTA, which is a branch of the axillary artery reaching the breast from the outer half (4).
Surgical procedures involving the anterolateral wall of the maxillary sinus and dissections carried out in this region allow us to observe the presence of a vascular structure which may reach such dimensions as to qualify as a "risk structure" when surgery is carried out in this site.
11 The occurrence basis of COPD in combination with pulmonary arterial hypertension is in a close correlation with pulmonary artery vasoconstriction, vascular structure abnormality and endovascular blood flow resistance; hence the treatment for COPD in combination with pulmonary arterial hypertension should focus on the reconstruction of vascular structure and the reduction of endovascular blood flow resistance.
For treatments to be successful, the researchers suggest the presence of immune cells and their activities in the tumour microenvironment, as well as the vascular structure of the tumour, should be considered when thinking of therapies.
The superficial palmar arch (SPA) is the primary vascular structure supplying the palm.
It is only in recent years, however, that we've gained a much better understanding of the relationship of the vascular structure and the shape of the placenta, and an understanding of how early changes in the branching structure of the placenta's vascular tree drive variation in mature placental shape.
d) Detailed image of a vascular structure that has been reseeded with human dermal microvascular endothelial cells (hDMEC).
The team's approach combines non-invasive detection and analysis of human CAA, real-time measurement of vascular structure and physiology in living transgenic mouse models, and molecular analysis of gene expression in brain microvessels.
In the paper, the authors write: "Together, these studies suggest a direct and pervasive effect of exposure to environmental cigarette smoke during this period on both the vascular structure and function in adulthood.
Specific topics include the synthesis and metabolism of melatonin in the skin and retinal pigment epithelium, melatonin's effect on reproduction, melatonin in dentistry, using melatonin in anesthesia and surgery, controlling gastric secretion and preventing gastric mucosal lesions, decreased light transmittance because of aging and melatonin, melatonin and melanoma, and the melatonin modulation of vascular structure and function.
Ischemic strokes result from an inadequate supply of blood and oxygen to the brain due to blockage of an artery, such as by a blood clot, while hemorrhagic strokes result from rupture of a blood vessel or an abnormal vascular structure.