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cardiovascular

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adjective car·dio·vas·cu·lar \-ˈvas-kyə-lər\

Simple Definition of cardiovascular

  • medical : of or relating to the heart and blood vessels

  • : causing the heart to beat faster and harder for a period of time

Full Definition of cardiovascular

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or involving the heart and blood vessels

  2. 2 :  used, designed, or performed to cause a temporary increase in heart rate <a cardiovascular workout>

Examples of cardiovascular

  1. running, swimming, and other cardiovascular exercises



Origin of cardiovascular

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1879



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