\vˈɛnəs blˈʌd], \vˈɛnəs blˈʌd], \v_ˈɛ_n_ə_s b_l_ˈʌ_d]\
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By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
Dark-red or purple b. containing a relatively small amount of oxygen and a large amount of carbon dioxid. It is contained in the right cavities of the heart, in the systemic veins, and in the pulmonary artery of the adult; in the fetus, all the b. is venous or mixed, except that in the umbilical vein (see arterial b.). As compared with arterial b., venous b. contains from 8 to 12 per cent, less oxygen and 6 per cent, more carbon dioxid.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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- in which atheromatous excised cutting or rotating catheter. differs from balloon and laser angioplasty procedures enlarge vessels dilation but frequently do not remove much plaque. If the plaque is removed by surgical excision under general anesthesia rather than an endovascular procedure through a catheter, it called ENDARTERECTOMY.