\ɛkshˈalənt vˈɛsə͡lz], \ɛkshˈalənt vˈɛsəlz], \ɛ_k_s_h_ˈa_l_ə_n_t v_ˈɛ_s_əl_z]\
Definitions of EXHALANT VESSELS
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Are very minute, and rise from the arterial capillary system. They are situate in every tissue of the body, and on the surface of the mucous and serous membranes and skin; on which each pours its particular fluid. Bichat distinguished three sets. 1. The external, terminating on the mucous and external dermoid system, where they pour the matter of perspiration. 2. The internal, comÂprising those of the areolar and medullary tissues, and of synovial surfaces; and, 3. The nutritive exhalants, which vary in each organ where they are found, and preside over the phenomena of composition and increase of every part of the body. The exhalants are the antagonists of the absorbents. They are imaginary vessels, inasmuch as they cannot be detected.
By Robley Dunglison