In my practice, I take advantage of two preventive tests that help me quickly and easily find out how old your arteries are.
Twenty minutes later, the surgeons told us they needed to start on the 12-hour operation to save his arteries.
The higher your score the more plaque you have in your arteries and the greater your risk of a future heart attack.
Paralysis and waste clog Albany's arteries, nothing appears to break the logjam.
Of these deaths, coronary heart disease—the narrowing of the arteries that feed the heart—accounts for more than half the deaths.
You would have thought my appearance was enough to freeze their veins and arteries.
Not a drop of blood was found in the veins nor was any found in the arteries or heart.
M. Gannal has successfully employed a solution of this salt to preserve animal bodies, by throwing it into the arteries.
I know there are professors in this country who "ligate" arteries.
Choreic symptoms have been produced by injecting granules of starch into the arteries entering the brain.
late 14c., from Anglo-French arterie, Old French artaire (13c.; Modern French artère), and directly from Latin arteria, from Greek arteria "windpipe," also "an artery," as distinct from a vein; related to aeirein "to raise" (see aorta).
They were regarded by the ancients as air ducts because the arteries do not contain blood after death; medieval writers took them for the channels of the "vital spirits," and 16c. senses of artery in English include "trachea, windpipe." The word is used in reference to artery-like systems of major rivers from 1805; of railways from 1850.
artery ar·ter·y (är'tə-rē)
Any of a branching system of muscular, elastic blood vessels that, except for the pulmonary and umbilical arteries, carry aerated blood away from the heart to the cells, tissues, and organs of the body.