arteriovenous

adjective
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 Doctors diagnosed him with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, leading him to receive electroshock therapy, before he was treated for an arteriovenous malformation in his brain. BostonGlobe.com, 3 Nov. 2021 Doctors diagnosed him with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, leading him to receive electroshock therapy, before he was treated for an arteriovenous malformation in his brain. Washington Post, 3 Nov. 2021 The patient had an arteriovenous malformation, a tangle of blood vessels that increases the risk of stroke. Laura Helmuth, Scientific American, 10 May 2021 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, 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, 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, PEOPLE.com, 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, SI.com, 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, SFChronicle.com, 10 Sep. 2019 See More

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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

adjective
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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