small vein

small vein

a vein in which the three tunics are poorly defined and thin; longitudinal elastic networks occur and the smooth muscle of the media, which is circularly arranged, may be incomplete or in one or two layers.
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Contract Awarded For Tender for the Supply of Scalp and Small Vein Infusion Set for Hospital Authority
After seeing a specialist in Manchester on Friday, Flintoff was diagnosed with a clot in a small vein - and was immediately prescribed a course of blood-thinning anticoagulant tablets.
AVMs are not tumors but distortions of the capillaries connecting an arteriole and a small vein in the brain.
Through these incisions, a small vein hook delivers the varicose vein, which is clamped, teased out, and excised (Figure 2).
HOW IT WORKSFINNIE'S surgery involves clogged arteries being bypassed by a small vein, probably grafted from his leg.
A new contract, retroactive to the past five years, swelled the 2008 salaries of police supervisors on the average of $10,000 to $30,000, but that is just a small vein in this story.
Peripheral intravenous feeding refers to infusion of the fluid in a small vein on the surface of an arm, leg or the scalp.
Once they have become stretched, these small veins hold more blood and can become visible to the naked eye.
Considering the scientific evidence already out there that a Mediterranean diet offers health benefits, it made sense to examine how such a diet, when combined with exercise, could affect the small veins of our body due to their important role in our overall well-being, in the longer-term.
I am 72 years old and my veins are very small, and how many other patients will have small veins and will be punctured several times before they get it right?
Stuart Williams, a cell biologist leading the project, said that they have printed human heart valves and small veins with cells, and will be constructing some other parts with other methods.
So far, the University of Louisville in Kentucky has printed human heart valves and small veins with cells and they can construct some other parts with other methods, said Stuart Williams, a cell biologist leading the project.

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