microvascular

adjective
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

Other Words from microvascular

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

Examples of microvascular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Diagnosis of microvascular disease of the brain is most commonly made by MRI. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 8 Apr. 2022 Garten’s first study used a different technique that assesses microvascular function, which refers to the function of the smaller arteries that branch off the big ones and thread into the muscles. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 19 Mar. 2020 That's a concern during the pandemic, Wittstein added, because Covid-19 damages the lungs and also causes microvascular function, where the small blood vessels of the body fail to work properly. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 10 Feb. 2022 There are other medical approaches, such as immunomodulatory therapeutics to combat the COVID-19 microvascular attack, that merit investigation. Steve Brozak, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 In fact, cognitive decline and microvascular dysfunction are essentially universal consequences of long term smoking for everyone. Gabriel A. Silva, Forbes, 6 June 2021 Recently, a study by the National Institutes of Health linked Covid and the body’s inflammatory response to microvascular blood-vessel damage in the brain. New York Times, 21 Jan. 2021 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, 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, 29 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of microvascular

1959, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jul 2022

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“Microvascular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microvascular. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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microvascular

adjective
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 microvascular (audio) \ noun

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