any of the vessels, as arteries, veins, or capillaries, through which the blood circulates.
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How to use blood vessel in a sentence
The hypothesis was that the mild version of non-freezing cold injury might damage the ability of your blood vessels to dilate and bring warm blood to your extremities, and compromise your ability to detect subtle changes in temperature.
This in turn often causes anemia, a perpetual shortage of red blood cells, and clogging of the blood vessels, which can result in organ and tissue damage, pain episodes, infections or sometimes more serious complications requiring hospitalization.Making Moves With Sickle Cell & Living Beyond A Diagnosis | Steven Psyllos | February 1, 2021 | Essence.com
Following these people for 25 years, researchers looked for coronary artery calcification, or CAC, a hardening of blood vessels that can signal future heart disease.Diabetes during pregnancy is tied to heart trouble later in life | Laura Sanders | February 1, 2021 | Science News
Hawthorn berry extract decreases the likelihood of arrhythmia, and promotes the relaxation of blood vessels, which in turn result in better circulation.Four plants that are scientifically proven to be therapeutic | Sandra Gutierrez G. | January 25, 2021 | Popular-Science
Over time, high blood sugar can damage blood vessels and nerves that control the heart, high blood pressure can damage artery walls, and smoking as well as unhealthy levels of cholesterol or triglycerides can harden and narrow the arteries.Diabetes raises by 21 percent the chances of developing cardiovascular disease, research says | Linda Searing | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Other viruses may simply break through blood vessel walls, slipping between or even through the cells, Spindler said.Scientists Find Bacteria Where It Isn’t Supposed to Be: The Brain | Amanda Schaffer | March 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The gas stimulated his heart action to the point where a blood vessel was ruptured causing death.
I presume not; but the sweat literally hailed off that man, and I expected every moment to see him burst a blood-vessel.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
The colt tried to throw him off, and, failing to do so, dashed off at such a rate that he burst a blood vessel and fell down dead.The Story of the Thirteen Colonies | H. A. (Hlne Adeline) Guerber
In this case, there is danger of bursting a blood-vessel, or occasioning an inflammation.The Book of Sports: | William Martin
Thus we may close the artery until the doctor is called, who may sew up the injured blood vessel.A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
British Dictionary definitions for blood vessel
an artery, capillary, or vein
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Scientific definitions for blood vessel
An elastic tube or passage in the body through which blood circulates; an artery, a vein, or a capillary.
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