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Blood vessels

Summary Information: Blood vessels

Blood vessels: The blood vessels are a network of tubes that carry vital oxygenated blood and nutrients from the heart to the various regions, organs, tissues, and cells of the body and return deoxygenated blood and waste products to the heart and lungs. Blood vessels include arteries, veins, arterioles, venules, and capillaries. Blood vessels consist of layers of various cells and tissues. Some major blood vessels include the aorta, pulmonary artery, pulmonary veins, vena cavae, common carotid artery, common iliac artery, subclavian vein, and femoral vein.

Conditions that can afflict the blood vessels include thrombosis, hypertension, atherosclerosis, heart disease, trauma, embolism, and phlebitis.

Closely Related Organs: Blood vessels

The following organs are closely related to the organ: Blood vessels:

Conditions Afflicting Organs: Blood vessels

The following conditions are related to the organ: Blood vessels:

Sub Parts: Blood vessels

The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Blood vessels:

  • Layers of an artery
  • Layers of a vein

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Blood vessels

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Blood vessels:

Condition count: 57 ; see list below.

Organ subtypes: artery (22), vein (7)

Organ types: Circulatory system (151)

Main condition: Blood vessel conditions

Organs: list of all organs

Blood vessels: Related Topics

Diseases List for Blood vessels:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Blood vessels' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:
















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