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  • n. Plural form of blood vessel.

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Examples

  • Over the following weeks of gestation the pattern of blood vessels becomes simplified by stages and loses its original symmetry, and by the time the infant is born its circulatory system has become strongly left-biased – quite unlike the neat symmetry of the fish-like early embryo.

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  • An amine produced by the decomposition of histidine and released in allergic reactions that dilate blood vessels and reduce blood pressure, stimulate gastric sensations, and cause contraction of the uterus.

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  • Above the gills, it is collected by six more pairs of blood vessels into another big vessel running down the middle, called the dorsal aorta, which feeds the rest of the body.

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  • Cormac let his gaze wander across the man in the bed: the ropelike veins in the backs of the hands, the broken blood vessels visible through the papery skin at the temples, the unruly shock of white hair.

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  • Bitter orange contains synephrine, a compound very similar to ephedrine that constricts blood vessels and consequently increases heart rate and blood pressure.

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  • Minute blood vessels that connect the arterioles to the venules.

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  • Specialists who suspect microvascular disease prescribe medications designed to make blood vessels relax and blood flow a bit better, while also intensively treating the woman's other cardiac risk factors.

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  • A fundoscopic examination revealed that the infant had multiple retinal hemorrhages bilaterally – that is, the blood vessels in the back of both eyes had exploded.

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  • And the major blood vessels of our chest are the messed-about relics and remnants of the once clearly segmental blood vessels serving the gills.

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  • At first, given her vision problems, doctors diagnosed her with MS. They did a brain biopsy and found, however, that Kayla had central-nervous-system vasculitis, an autoimmune disease of the blood vessels of the brain.

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