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 growth of new blood vessels, also known as angiogenesis, is needed in adults when repairing damaged tissue or organs.
On the other hand, extra blood vessel development may be needed in patients who suffered strokes, heart attacks or diabetes.
According to their report in an advance online publication of the September issue of Nature Medicine, hematopoietic stem cells that contain large quantities of EPCs can be used to both promote and inhibit the growth of blood vessels in the retina.
But such operations don't entail the microsurgery of heart operations, which involve cutting and sewing minute blood vessels.
The doctors found clear, and in some cases dramatic, evidence that the gene prompts the heart to sprout tiny new blood vessels to nourish the blood-starved muscle and relieve crippling chest pain.
This barrier is a "wall" of tiny endothelial cells in the blood vessels that permeate the brain tissue, nourishing it and providing oxygen.
In angioplasty, you're disrupting the inside of the blood vessel," explains Washington's Milner.
This caused the tumours to shrink, showing their reliance on those blood vessels.
Previous lab attempts to grow functional blood vessels included smooth muscle cells, which are integral to natural-vessel architecture.
Blood vessels made from human cells, magnified 26 times.
Of these, Isner said 16 have responded by growing new blood vessels that carry blood around the blockages.