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Vascular

    Pertaining to blood vessels.

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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.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Vascor
Vascor 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): bepridil hydrochloride.

Vascoray
Vascoray 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): iothalamate meglumine; iothalamate sodium.

Vascularity
The blood supply of a tumor.

Vasculitis
Inflammation throughout the body of the blood vessels.



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Valvuloplasty
Plastic surgery to repair a valve, especially a heart valve.

Vasovagal
A transient vascular and neurogenic reactin marked by pallor, nausea, sweating, bradycardia and rapid fall in arterial blood pressure which can result in loss of consciousness.

Varices
Stretched veins such as those that form in the esophagus from cirrhosis.

Varicose vein
An abnormally dilated vein.

VATER
A word made from the first letters of a group of birth defects. It is used when all of these birth defects affect the same child. The birth defects are: A constellation of vertebral defects, anal atresia, tracheoesophageal fistula with oesophageal atresia, and renal and radial anomalies; associated with Fanconi's anaemia.

Vascular

Vasodepressors
A medication that raises blood pressure.

Vasodilator
A medication that dilates or widens the opening in a blood vessel.

Vein
A blood vessel that carries blood from the body back into the heart.

Ventricle
One of the two lower chambers of the heart.

Ventricular fibrillation
A condition in which the ventricles contract in rapid and unsynchronized rhythms and cannot pump blood into the body.

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