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steal

 [stēl]
diversion of something from its normal course, usually referring to blood flow in occlusive arterial disease.
subclavian steal in occlusive disease of the subclavian artery, a reversal of blood flow in the ipsilateral vertebral artery from the basilar artery to the subclavian artery beyond the point of occlusion; this may deprive the brain of blood and cause the subclavian steal syndrome.

steal

(stēl),
Diversion of blood by alternate routes or reversed flow, from one vascular bed to another, often causing symptoms in the organ from which blood flow has been diverted.
[M.E. stelen, fr. A.S. stelan]

steal

(stēl) diversion, as of blood flow, of something from its normal course, as in occlusive arterial disease.
subclavian steal  in occlusive disease of the subclavian artery, a reversal of blood flow in the ipsilateral vertebral artery from the basilar artery to the subclavian artery beyond the point of occlusion.

steal

Cardiology
noun To use blood from another region.
 
Vox populi
verb To acquire unlawfully.

steal

(stēl)
Diversion of blood through alternate routes or reversed flow, from a vascularized tissue to one deprived by proximal arterial obstruction.
[M.E. stelen, fr. A.S. stelan]

steal

(stēl)
Diversion of blood by alternate routes or reversed flow, from one vascular bed to another, often causing symptoms in organ from which blood flow has been diverted.
[M.E. stelen, fr. A.S. stelan]