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Related to vascular access: Vascular Access Device
a means of approaching something.
arteriovenous access the usual type of vascular access, connecting an artery and a vein, usually in the arm.
hemodialysis access (vascular access) the means by which hemodialysis apparatus is connected to blood vessels; the most common type is arteriovenous access. Other types include venovenous access and types of fistulas and shunts.
vascular accessClinical medicine The ability to enter the vascular system; the ease with which the vascular system can be entered for administering therapy or obtaining blood for testing
A portal of entry into the circulation, e.g., by a dialysis catheter.See: table
|Intraosseously (through the cortex of a bone, esp. a bone in the leg)|
|Intravenously (peripherally or centrally)|
|Via surgically implanted ports (e.g., for the frequent or long-term administration of antibiotics, blood products, or cancer chemotherapy.)|
|By venous cutdown|