cardiovascular

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

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

cardiovascularly

adverb cardiovascularly fit

Examples of cardiovascular in a Sentence

  1. running, swimming, and other cardiovascular exercises

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Origin and Etymology of cardiovascular

International Scientific Vocabulary


CARDIOVASCULAR Defined for English Language Learners

cardiovascular

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adjective

Definition of cardiovascular for English Language Learners

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

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


Medical Dictionary

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cardiovascular

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

Medical Definition of cardiovascular

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

  2. 2:  used, designed, or performed to cause a temporary increase in heart rate (as to improve heart function and reduce the risk of heart disease) a cardiovascular workout treadmills, stationary bicycles, and other cardiovascular equipment

cardiovascularly

adverb cardiovascularly fit

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cardiovascular

noun car·dio·vas·cu·lar

Medical Definition of cardiovascular

  1. :  a substance (as a drug) that affects the heart or blood vessels



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