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venous blood

venous blood in Medicine

venous blood n.
Abbr. v
Blood that has passed through the capillaries of various tissues other than the lungs, is found in the veins, in the right chambers of the heart, and in pulmonary arteries, and is usually dark red as a result of a lower content of oxygen.

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  • The substance of the liver was tender, and full of bile and venous blood.

  • The liver and the lungs, therefore, are the great purifiers of the venous blood.

    The Reason Why Anonymous
  • There is thus no mixing of arterial and venous blood in the heart.

  • And the first of these is the proportion of arterial to venous blood in the capillaries.

    Omphalos Philip Henry Gosse
  • The object being to aid the return of venous blood to the heart.

    A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
  • In the course of this process it acquires the dingy tint of venous blood.

    Rustic Sounds Francis Darwin
  • The impeded return circulation of venous blood now comes into play.

    Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
  • It is arterial blood when it flows in, and venous blood when it comes back.

    In the Catskills

    John Burroughs
  • For, as you know, venous blood is still impure and dirty blood.

  • venous blood contains more carbonic acid, and less oxygen and nitrogen than arterial blood.

    The Reason Why Anonymous

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