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  Capillaries



Capillaries

    Tiny blood vessels between arteries and veins that distribute oxygen-rich blood to the body.

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Blood
The life-maintaining fluid which is made up of plasma, red blood cells (erythrocytes), white blood cells (leukocytes), and platelets; blood circulates through the body's heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries; it carries away waste matter and carbon dioxide, and brings nourishment, electrolytes, hormones, vitamins, antibodies, heat, and oxygen to the tissues.

Arteries
Blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart to the arms, legs, head, body and organs.

Veins
Blood vessels that carry blood from the arms, legs, head and body organs back to the heart.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Capillary
A small, blood-containing vessel connecting the veins and arteries.

Capital and codeine
Capital and codeine is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): acetaminophen; codeine phosphate.

Capital Health System
Capital Health System is a hospital in Trenton, New Jersey (USA).

Capital Medical Center
Capital Medical Center is a hospital in Olympia, Washington (USA).

Capital Region Health Care Corporation
Capital Region Health Care Corporation is a hospital in Concord, New Hampshire (USA).

Capital Region Medical Center
The Capital Region Medical Center is a hospital in Jefferson City, Missouri, United States.

Capital with codeine
Capital with codeine is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): acetaminophen; codeine phosphate.

Capitol Region Medical Center
Capitol Region Medical Center is a hospital in Jefferson City, Missouri (USA).

Capitrol
Capitrol is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): chloroxine.



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Cabbage soup diet
A specific kind of diet based on cabbeg soup.

Calcium channel blocker
Or calcium blocker. A medication that lowers blood pressure.

Calculi
Stones or solid lumps such as gallstones.

Campylobacter pylori
The original name for the bacterium that causes ulcers. The new name is Helicobacter pylori.

Candidiasis
A mild infection caused by the Candida fungus, which lives naturally in the gastrointestinal tract. Infection occurs when a change in the body, such as surgery, causes the fungus to overgrow suddenly.

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Carcinoma
Cancer that begins in the tissues that line or cover an organ.

Cardiac arrest
The stopping of heartbeat.

Cardiac catheterization
A diagnostic procedure in which a tiny, hollow tube (catheter) is inserted into an artery to go to the heart in order to image the heart and blood vessels.

Cardiac output
The amount of blood that goes through the circulatory system in one minute.

Cardiology
The clinical study and practice of treating the heart.

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