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a coming back.
venous return the flow of blood into the heart from the peripheral vessels.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. Going or coming back; in cardiology, refers to blood flow.
2. In phlebotomy, the appearance of blood in the hub of the venipuncture apparatus.
[M.E., fr. L.L. retorno, , to turn again]
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