Pertaining to some vascular action as a result of a painful stimulation.
, more avascular, most avascular
Lacking in blood vessels or having a poor blood supply: Avascular
necrosis is the death of body tissue because the blood supply has been cut off.
Dr. MacSween told Ralph that the avascular blood vessels and other tissues in his body were unable to provide sufficient blood to his bones and other body organs.
Some plants can also have avascular systems which are not able to carry sufficient water and nutrients throughout their systems.
avascular necrosis (s) (noun)
, avascular necroses (pl)
Dead bone tissue because of an impaired or disrupted blood supply: One kind of avascular necrosis is that which is caused by a traumatic injury or disease and it is marked by severe pain in the affected region and by weakened bone (osteonecrosis) that may flatten and collapse.
avascularity (s) (noun)
, avascularities (pl)
A condition in which the body has few or no blood vessels: The medics were concerned about Terence's
avascularity because blood was not being supplied to the organs of his body.
avascularization (s) (noun)
, avascularizations (pl)
The expulsion or diversion of blood from a body part by means of a tourniquet or an arterial compression: The doctors used avascularization to keep the blood flow away from the organ they were about to operate on by using compression or pressing certain body parts together.
Of, relating to, or involving the heart and the blood vessels: "She has a cardiovascular disease which needs immediate medical attention."
Of or relating to the blood vessels that supply the brain.
, more circumvascular, most circumvascular
Relating to being around or encircling a vessel in the body.
Referring to the blood vessels of the skin.
Having a defective blood supply.
Relating to the vascular changes, such as pallor and blushing, caused by emotions of various kinds.
Within a vessel.
Inflammation of the tunica intima or the innermost membrane of a blood or lymph vessel; or more extensively, the innermost coat of blood vessels, consisting of a thin lining of endothelial cells longitudinally oriented and continuous with the endothelium of capillaries on the one hand and the endocardium of the heart on the other.
, more excitovascular, most excitovascular
1. Increasing the activity of the circulation.
2. A reference to that which causes vascular changes.
, more extravascular, most extravascular
Pertaining to something that is located or occurring outside a blood or lymph vessel of the body: Examples of extravascular or non-vascular areas in the body are cartilages or cuticles, because these parts do not contain a person’s life fluid.
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