blood vessel

noun

Definition of blood vessel

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

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Like vitamin C, this trace mineral supports the health of your blood vessels, nerves, immune system, and bones and assists in iron absorption, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "4 Surprising Health Benefits of Chestnuts," 13 Dec. 2018 His condition is somewhat similar to that of Sycamore's David Moskowitz, who suddenly developed similar symptoms in the winter and was eventually diagnosed with an AVM (arteriovenous malformation) a congenital disorder of blood vessels in the brain. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "Stratman Strong: Lakota West lacrosse seeks community support for family of Matt Stratman," 11 June 2018 Hookah smoking, like any type of smoking, causes both reduced amounts of oxygen to be absorbed in the bloodstream as well as constriction of blood vessels throughout the body. Jewish Journal, "Taking a stand against hookah smoking on Passover, or anytime," 12 Mar. 2018 Mattos says the purpose is to induce vasoconstriction—a tightening of the blood vessels—to keep from bleeding out. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "8 Essential Tips from 'Arctic,' the Best Survival Movie in Years," 1 Feb. 2019 Overall, the software recommended lower doses of IV fluids and higher doses of drugs that cause constriction of blood vessels. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "AIs trained to help with sepsis treatment, fracture diagnosis," 27 Oct. 2018 The project halted when her father became ill with vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels. Rick Kogan, chicagotribune.com, "The wonderful adventure of being Harold Ramis' daughter," 25 June 2018 Josie was diagnosed in December 2017 with cancer in the lining of the blood vessels. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, "Dog becomes first to survive clinical trial for one of the most deadly pet cancers," 13 June 2018 Aliyana, who lives in Falls Township, often experiences headaches, labored breathing and pain crises — a severe attack due to malformed cells blocking blood vessels. Cassie Owens, Philly.com, "This Bucks County teen isn't letting sickle cell stop her pageant dreams," 17 May 2018

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1655, in the meaning defined above

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blood vessel

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blood vessel

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

blood vessel

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Kids Definition of blood vessel

: an artery, vein, or capillary of the body

blood vessel

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Medical Definition of blood vessel

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

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