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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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Mixed venous blood flowing passed non-ventilated alveoli fails to arterialize, and retains mixed venous blood gas tensions (P[O.sub.2] 40 torr and PC[O.sub.2] 46 torr) because contact with alveolar ventilation does not occur.
As the fistula matures (or the vein arterializes), the vein becomes engorged, thickens, enlarges, and is readily visible on the skin surface as a substantially raised area.