blood vessel


Definition of blood vessel

: any of the vessels through which blood circulates in the body

Examples of blood vessel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His first doctors believed Cash had central nervous system vasculitis, an inflammation of the blood vessels, and decided to treat it with 11-hour sessions of chemotherapy, two times a month. Benjamin Vanhoose,, "The Good Doctor Star Will Yun Lee Opens Up About His Son's Rare Condition and 'Warrior Spirit'," 21 Nov. 2019 Nobacco sponsored a study at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, looking at the effects of e-cigarettes on the elasticity of blood vessels, according to its website., "Scientists are working overtime to debunk the vaping scare - The Boston Globe," 1 Nov. 2019 Doctors determined Schardt had a mass of blood vessels in the part of the brain that impacts the ability to talk. NBC News, "Woman's awake brain surgery livestreamed on Facebook," 29 Oct. 2019 The special sets of blood vessels in their skulls, located near where our temple is, could act as a way to regulate brain and body temperature. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Tyrannosaurus rex had a built-in air conditioner, study says," 5 Sep. 2019 The area, an inch in diameter, also contained a marked concentration of blood vessels. Katherine Foxhall, Time, "How A Nurse With a Hole in Her Skull Changed The Medical History of Migraines," 18 June 2019 Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome, or TTTS, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine, is a rare condition that occurs in pregnancies when twins share one placenta and a network of blood vessels. Matt Kawahara,, "Fatherhood drives Raiders rookie safety Johnathan Abram," 16 June 2019 Now, in the unexpected discovery, researchers have found that spending time in space can affect how blood flows through a major blood vessel in the upper body, causing it to halt or even flow backwards — a health risk that was unknown until now. NBC News, "New NASA study finds long-haul danger for astronauts: Blood flow in reverse," 13 Nov. 2019 The oxygen response is hijacked by cancer cells, for example, which stimulate formation of blood vessels to help themselves grow. Author: Jan M. Olsen, Maria Cheng And David Keyton, Anchorage Daily News, "3 get Nobel Medicine prize for learning how cells use oxygen," 7 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of blood vessel

1655, in the meaning defined above

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7 Dec 2019

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“Blood vessel.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of blood vessel

: a small tube that carries blood to different parts of a person or animal's body

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Kids Definition of blood vessel

: an artery, vein, or capillary of the body

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Medical Definition of blood vessel

: any of the vessels through which blood circulates in the body

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