Definition of venous
1 : of, relating to, or full of veins a venous thrombosis a venous rock
2 of blood : having passed through the capillaries and given up oxygen for the tissues and become charged with carbon dioxide
Recent Examples of venous from the Web
Re-testing is not necessary if the health care provider is certain that analyzers other than ones flagged by the FDA were used to evaluate the venous blood samples, the health department said.
Meridian Biosciences, which last year acquired Magellan, which is based in Billerica, Mass., issued a statement noting that venous blood testing accounts for about 10 percent, or about $1.8 million, of Magellan’s revenue.
The red ones are arterial capillaries, where the blood is oxygenated and comes from the heart to the skin, while those that are blue are venous capillaries going back to the heart.
But Ms. Holmes presented some data showing that the results from the miniLab were similar whether a finger prick or venous draw was used.
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Medical Definition of venous
1a: full of or characterized by veinsb: made up of or carried on by veins the venous circulation
2: of, relating to, or performing the functions of a vein a venous inflammation venous arteries
3of blood : having passed through the capillaries and given up oxygen for the tissues and become charged with carbon dioxide and ready to pass through the respiratory organs to release its carbon dioxide and renew its oxygen supply : dark red from reduced hemoglobin—compare arterial 2
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