blood vessel


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blood vessel

an artery, capillary, or vein

blood vessel

[′bləd ‚ves·əl]
(anatomy)
A tubular channel for blood transport.
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We succeeded in isolating endothelial cells with a high rate of division in the blood vessel walls of mice.
The formation of new blood vessels is known as angiogenesis and is one of the main driving forces behind cancer.
Capillaries: The heart's smallest veins and arteries are connected by a network of tiny blood vessels.
Until now, physicians have used bypass surgery or angioplasty to dilate clogged blood vessels feeding the heart.
Leaf believes that fish oil might even keep blood vessels from closing in the first place.
It means we need to identify either more than one drug" to shut down blood vessels of tumour and non-tumour origin, "or a common molecular mechanism affecting both the tumour and the vasculature," said Cheresh, who co-authored two such studies.
As his group accumulated MRI scans of stroke patients, they noticed patterns that seemed to identify which patients were most likely to benefit from opening up blocked blood vessels.
Ferritin appears to play an important role in blood vessel formation.
Doctors currently use lasers to remove abnormal accumulations of vitreous fluid and aberrant blood vessels growing in the retina.
By creating a tissue-engineered blood vessel grown from a patient's own stem cells, this rejection could potentially be eliminated, Abilez said.
Ingber discovered the substance that led to TNP-470 when fungus accidentally tainted blood vessel cells during an experiment.
Avastin is a therapeutic monoclonal antibody designed to inhibit Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), a protein that plays an important role in angiogenesis, the formation of tumor blood vessel networks in response to injury or interference, such as a chemoembolization procedure.