ar·​te·​rio·​ve·​nous | \ är-ˌtir-ē-ō-ˈvē-nəs How to pronounce arteriovenous (audio) \

Definition of arteriovenous

: of, relating to, or connecting the arteries and veins an arteriovenous fistula

Examples of arteriovenous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company's Ellipsys Vascular Access System is an endovascular approach to create arteriovenous (AV) fistula for patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing dialysis. Patrick Kennedy, Star Tribune, "Medtronic to acquire medical device company that treats end-stage renal disease," 2 Oct. 2020 Kemm lost the use of her left hand after undergoing radiation treatment for a brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM), a rare condition in which there is a tangle of abnormal blood vessels connecting arteries in the brain. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, "'It's crazy': Teen golfer Kendall Kemm gets lesson from Nick Faldo after video of one-armed swing goes viral," 30 July 2020 The rare condition, an arteriovenous malformation, causes blood vessels in the brain to form abnormally, leaving them vulnerable to tears that can cause the brain or spine to hemorrhage, according to Mayo Clinic. Jason Duaine Hahn,, "Teen Football Player Who Collapsed During Game Is Taken off Life Support, Organs to Be Donated," 25 Sep. 2019 During his sophomore season Ball was diagnosed with a rare congenital condition known as arteriovenous malformation (AVM), where the brain’s blood vessels get tangled and rupture. Jonathan Jones,, "Former Raiders LB Neiron Ball Passes Away at 27 Years Old," 10 Sep. 2019 Ball was first diagnosed with an arteriovenous malformation - a congenital condition that can cause blood vessels in the brain to rupture - as a student-athlete at University of Florida. Matt Kawahara,, "Former Raiders linebacker Neiron Ball dies at 27," 10 Sep. 2019 For more on Drake White and arteriovenous malformations, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday. Tricia Despres,, "Drake White Reveals He Has AVM, a Debilitating Brain Condition, After Nearly Collapsing Onstage," 21 Aug. 2019 Tests conducted by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester determined Harris had a congenital condition known as brain arteriovenous malformation. Chris Tomasson, Twin Cities, "Former Vikings guard Mike Harris back in the NFL as uniform inspector," 4 Aug. 2019 Stratman had a previously undiagnosed condition involving an AVM (arteriovenous malformation). Scott Springer,, "Celebration of the life of Matt Stratman is Thursday at Lakota West," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of arteriovenous

1740, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arteriovenous

arterio- + venous

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“Arteriovenous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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ar·​te·​rio·​ve·​nous | \ är-ˌtir-ē-ō-ˈvē-nəs How to pronounce arteriovenous (audio) \

Medical Definition of arteriovenous

: of, relating to, or connecting the arteries and veins arteriovenous anastomoses

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