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aneurysm a dilation in a particular part of an artery caused by weakness in the vessel wall.
aorta the main artery carrying blood from the left side of the heart to the arteries of all the rest of the body except the lungs.
apoplexy the sudden loss of the ability to feel or move, caused by a rupture or obstruction of an artery in the brain; stroke.
arteriole a blood vessel located between an artery and a capillary.
capillary a minute, hairlike blood vessel connecting the end of an artery to the beginning of a vein. [1/6 definitions]
carotid either of the major arteries on each side of the neck, through which blood flows to the head; carotid artery. [1/2 definitions]
constriction a tightness or pressure, as in the chest or an artery. [1/3 definitions]
coronary thrombosis the blockage of a coronary artery by a blood clot.
femoris (Latin) of the femur; used to identify an anatomical structure, such as a muscle, an artery, or a ligament, as being associated with the femur.
ligate to tie up or bind (a bleeding artery) with a ligature.
pressure point any of several places on the body where an artery passes over bone close to the skin, and where pressure can be applied to cut off blood flow to a limb, as in the case of serious injury.
sciatic a nerve, artery, or vein in the area of the rear of the hip. [1/2 definitions]
sclerosis a diseased condition marked by a hardening or thickening of soft tissue, as of the walls of an artery.
subclavian of or pertaining to the subclavian artery or vein. [2/4 definitions]
vessel one of the many tube-shaped structures through which blood and other bodily fluids are carried; artery; vein. [1/4 definitions]