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arterialize

(är-tîr′ē-ə-līz′)
tr.v. arterial·ized, arterial·izing, arterial·izes
To convert (venous blood) into bright red arterial blood by absorption of oxygen in the lungs.

ar·te′ri·al·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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[14] The studies of Janes M et al [20] and Barker DP et al [21] concluded that heel warming has no effect in terms of improved blood flow, an indication of ineffective arterialisation. The fingertip, ear lobe or the lower tip of earlobe are the usual sites of capillary sampling in adults and the most common method is application of a vasodilating cream to puncture site 5 to 10 minutes prior to sampling.
On a function of the red corpuscles of the blood, and on the process of arterialisation. Philos Mag 1848;33:28-35.
Due to the subsequent haemodynamic changes the veins undergo a process of arterialisation. Despite the attempted vessel wall adaptation, these malformations are vulnerable to rupture and haemorrhage.