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Relating to the blood vessels of the body. The blood vessels of the body, as a group, are referred to as the vascular system.

The blood vessels are composed of arteries, veins and capillaries – arteries that pass oxygen-rich blood to the tissues of the body; veins which return oxygen-depleted blood from the tissues to the lungs for oxygen; and the capillaries that are the tiniest vessels and are between the arteries and veins.

glossary/vascular.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)