- the incision or opening into the lumen of an artery for the removal of a clot, embolus, or the like, or, formerly, for bloodletting.
Origin of arteriotomy
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These symptoms had led to trying the affects of arteriotomy in the temples, but with no relief.William Harvey
This in medical practice would be blood drawn from a vein, and Harvey says nothing of arteriotomy in this passage.
- Incision into the lumen of an artery.
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