blood vessel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blood vessel a vessel in which blood circulates
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are approximately 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body
    • Blood vessel (Anat) Any vessel or canal in which blood circulates in an animal, as an artery or vein.
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Usage

In literature:

On the 22nd of June he again broke a blood-vessel, and vomited blood morning and evening.
"Life of John Keats" by William Michael Rossetti
He feared he had strained a muscle or broken a blood vessel somewhere.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
He had burst a blood-vessel in his wild transport of enthusiasm, and now lay pale, cold, and senseless in my arms.
"Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
When a tissue has been invaded by bacteria, nearby blood vessels dilate, thus bringing an increased supply of blood to the affected part.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
You might have scared me into breaking a blood vessel.
"The Frontier Boys in the Sierras" by Wyn Roosevelt
You don't hear him swearing around, and threatening to break a blood-vessel in his mad feeling.
"The Boy Scouts in the Rockies" by Herbert Carter
Meanwhile I was bleeding tremendously, for he had cut a blood-vessel in my arm.
"Gerald Fitzgerald The Chevalier" by Charles James Lever
All parts are supplied with blood-vessels, lymph-ducts and nerves, the last belonging either to local or to central circuits.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
The blood sprinkled on the tabernacle and its vessels was not different from the blood of the sacrifice.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews" by Thomas Charles Edwards
I had burst a blood vessel, and had barely strength to crawl to the bed.
"Harper's Round Table, June 4, 1895" by Various
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In poetry:

By now they had ligatures around my blood vessels
and hooks opening up my wounds
to let the surgeon separate
the paravertebral muscles
and expose the spines and arches.
I uttered a soft moan.
"The Plague Colemn" by Jaroslav Seifert
But before the vessel sank a raft was made,
And a few men got on to it who were not afraid;
And oh! it was enough to make one's blood to freeze
To see them jumping off the steamer into the yawning seas.
"The Wreck of the Steamer 'Storm Queen'" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

This excruciating headache strikes when cold hits the roof of your mouth and triggers blood vessels to rapidly constrict and expand.
The vascular system , also called the circulatory system, is made up of the vessels that carry blood and lymph through the body.
The pathology of vasculitis involves inflammation and necrosis of blood-vessel walls.
Vitamin C helps keep bones, teeth, blood vessels and collagen healthy.
Those cells tend topile up in blood vessels, making it hard for the blood to carry oxygen aroundthe body.
Diabetic retinopathy—damage to the blood vessels in the retina.
Authorities say Kranendonk's blood-alcohol level was 0.11 percent when his boat struck the other vessel, killing 25-year-old Kelli Bullard of Lexington and 24-year-old Amber Golden of Huntsville, Ala. APNP 03-10-12 1357EST.
Bypass surgery that reroutes the blood around clogged vessels.
For the first time in Jerusalem, twin fetuses that share a blood vessel were successfully separated by Hadassah University Medical Center specialists.
Kawasaki Disease is a rare illness that causes blood vessel inflammation, most often in young children.
Blood vessel configuration of the heart.
But it is poor blood vessel function, not weakened lungs, that causes fatigue, researchers report.
The key is often the blood vessels inside the eye.
This vascular damage can cause blindness ( diabetic retinopathy), impotence, kidney failure ( diabetic nephropathy and end-stage renal disease), increased risk for heart attack and the deterioration of nerves or blood vessels.
Its antioxidants may keep blood vessels flexible, or alcohol could boost good cholesterol.
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In science:

Some of the networks considered displays these scale-free properties, as a result of some optimization, as, for example, for the blood vessels or the river basins .
Growing dynamics of Internet providers
Cholanic acid derivatives can interrupt integrity of blood vessel walls, increase their permeability and dilate lumens of vessels of derma papillary layer (i.e. to influence rate of entering tissues by phagocytes). (See Appendix 7.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
Kudo, “An accurate iterative reconstruction algorithm for sparse objects: Application to 3D blood vessel reconstruction from a limited number of projections,” Phy.
Convex optimization problem prototyping for image reconstruction in computed tomography with the Chambolle-Pock algorithm
Each node represents a blood vessel, and the edges represent vessel connections.
Testing statistical hypothesis on random trees and applications to the protein classification problem
In the specific application to blood vessels, both the structure of the trees (i.e., connectivity properties) and the attributes of the nodes (such as the locations and orientations of the blood vessels) were considered.
Testing statistical hypothesis on random trees and applications to the protein classification problem
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