mi·​cro·​vas·​cu·​lar | \ ˌmī-krō-ˈva-skyə-lər How to pronounce microvascular (audio) \

Definition of microvascular

: of, relating to, or constituting the part of the circulatory system made up of minute vessels (such as venules or capillaries) that average less than 0.3 millimeters in diameter

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microvasculature \ ˌmī-​krō-​ˈva-​skyə-​lə-​ˌchu̇r How to pronounce microvasculature (audio) , -​ˌtyu̇r , -​ˌtu̇r \ noun

Examples of microvascular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The study mentions that treatments specifically targeting issues associated with COVID-19 like hyper-inflammation and microvascular thrombosis may have played a big role. TheWeek, "5 possible reasons why coronavirus hospital mortality rates may be declining," 27 June 2020 In an interview last week, board President Drew Engles, a hand and microvascular surgeon at Akron Children’s Hospital, said the 26-member board isn’t contemplating any changes in leadership, particularly to its eight-member executive committee. Steven Litt, cleveland, "Can Akron Art Museum trustees heal a damaged institution?," 29 May 2020 This type of surgery is called microvascular reconstruction surgery. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "Health," 1 Feb. 2020 The study reviewed the cases of 488 patients who underwent microvascular endothelial function assessment at Mayo Clinic between 2006 and 2014. Mayo Clinic News Network, chicagotribune.com, "Common early sign of cardiovascular disease also may indicate cancer risk, study finds," 1 Nov. 2019 Scott Baio‘s wife Renee Baio revealed on Saturday that she was diagnosed with microvascular brain disease. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Scott Baio's Wife Renee Has Been Diagnosed with Brain Disease," 10 Mar. 2018 As Patel writes, the second stage of the latest ear transplant, known as microvascular free tissue transfer, only became popular in the late 1990s. Julissa Treviño, Smithsonian, "Doctors ‘Grow’ Ear for Transplant in Patient’s Forearm," 16 May 2018 Scott Baio's wife was diagnosed with microvascular brain disease in October 2017, the couple confirmed Saturday. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Scott Baio's wife reveals microvascular brain disease diagnosis," 10 Mar. 2018 Low levels of estrogen after menopause pose a significant risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease in the smaller blood vessels (coronary microvascular disease). Mayo Clinic News Network (tns), The Seattle Times, "Women and heart disease: Know the symptoms and risk factors," 4 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of microvascular

1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Microvascular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microvascular. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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mi·​cro·​vas·​cu·​lar | \ ˌmī-krō-ˈvas-kyə-lər How to pronounce microvascular (audio) \

Medical Definition of microvascular

: of, relating to, or constituting the part of the circulatory system made up of minute vessels (as venules or capillaries) that average less than 0.3 millimeters in diameter

Other Words from microvascular

microvasculature \ -​lə-​ˌchu̇(ə)r, -​ˌt(y)u̇(ə)r How to pronounce microvasculature (audio) \ noun

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