phleb-, phlebo-, -phleb +

(Greek: vein, blood vessel; from the verb, phlein, "to flow")

1. The act or practice of opening an artery and/or a vein by incision or puncture to remove blood as a therapeutic treatment.
2. The operation of cutting into or opening an artery and a vein; especially, for the purpose of bloodletting (remove blood).
3. That part of anatomy which deals with the dissection of arteries and veins.
Inflammation of the uterine veins, usually following childbirth.
1. Inflammation of the umbilical veins.
2. Infection with suppurative lesions of the umbilicus in young animals.
The incision of the conjunctiva of the eye to overcome congestion of conjunctival veins. Conjunctiva refers to the mucous membrane that lines the eyelids and is reflected onto the eyeball.
phlebalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain originating in a vein: Ron read about some reasons for phlebalgia in his book on medicine, and learned that smoking, venous ulcers, and standing or sitting for long periods were just a few of the causes for this disorder.
A venous aneurysm or an aneurysm that occurs in a vein.
1. Vasodilation affecting arteries and veins.
2. Dilation of blood vessels.
Arteriovenous aneurysm.
phlebectasia, phlebectasis
1. A chronic dilation of veins.
2. Varicosity (distended, swollen, knotted veins).
Excision or surgical removal of all or part of a vein; sometimes done in cases of severe varicose veins; also venectomy.
phlebectopy, phlebectopia
1. Displacement of a vein.
2. The loction of one or more veins in an unusual part of the anatomy.
3. Abnormal position of a vein.
1. Obstruction of a vein by a plug or clot.
2. Occlusion of a vein by a blood clot.
Pathological dilation of a vein.
Phlebitis affecting the hepatic veins.
Obstruction and consequent dilation of veins.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving "blood" word units: angi-; apheresis; -emia; hemo-; hemoglobin-; sangui-; vas-; vascul-.