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arterialization

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The process of making arterial; the conversion of venous into arterial blood, during its passage through the lungs, by the elimination of carbon dioxid and the absorption of oxygen from the air. Also spelled arterialisation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Physiol.) The process of converting venous blood into arterial blood during its passage through the lungs, oxygen being absorbed and carbonic acid evolved; -- called also aëration and hematosis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun physiology The conversion of venous blood into arterial blood (by absorption of oxygen in the lungs)

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Examples

  • Three objects are asserted to be obtained by his disciples: development of muscular fibre, increased arterialization, and improved innervation.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 19, May, 1859

  • _ -- These are frequently uncertain; they may, however, be suspected when the action of the heart suddenly becomes embarrassed with irregular and confused pulsations, great difficulty of breathing, and the usual signs dependent upon the imperfect arterialization of the blood.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

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