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arterial blood

arterial blood in Medicine

arterial blood n.
Blood that is oxygenated in the lungs, is found in the left chambers of the heart and in the arteries, and is relatively bright red.

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  • Withdraw entirely the stimulus of arterial blood, and the brain ceases to act, and sensibility and consciousness become extinct.

    Popular Education Ira Mayhew
  • They were as big as cranberries and as red as blood—as red as arterial blood.

    Europe Revised Irvin S. Cobb
  • Came a day when in the paddock Dan Crimmins had seen that fleck of arterial blood on the handkerchief.

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
  • Venous blood contains more carbonic acid, and less oxygen and nitrogen than arterial blood.

    The Reason Why Anonymous
  • First, the neck and head are of a deep brown, with a tinge of the colour of arterial blood.

    The Young Yagers Mayne Reid
  • The red stripe represented the arterial blood; the blue, the venous blood; the white, the bandages.

    The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre
  • Unlike the lung of the Dipneusti, this air-bladder is not cellular, and it receives only arterial blood.

  • Thus you have a continuous deposit and discharge for arterial blood until death stops the supply.

    Philosophy of Osteopathy Andrew T. Still
  • Not infrequently individuals in middle life begin to show increase of arterial blood pressure without discoverable cause.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • I examined the horse's foot and found a thin stream of arterial blood spouting out.

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