Definition of intravascular in English:

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intravascular

Pronunciation: /ˌintrəˈvaskyələr/

adjective

Medicine & Biology
Situated or occurring within a vessel or vessels of an animal or plant, especially within a blood vessel or blood vascular system.
Example sentences
  • Cultures of blood, sputum, intravascular catheter tips, and wounds were used to confirm the presence of bacteria.
  • One of the main sources of nosocomial bloodstream infections is intravascular catheters.
  • She was treated for septic shock followed by disseminated intravascular coagulation and multiorgan system failure.

Derivatives

intravascularly

adverb
Example sentences
  • They have been delivered intravascularly, intramuscularly, or transtracheally in a naked form or with the help of a vector, either viral or nonviral.
  • Medications often are given intravascularly or directly into an organ, quickly triggering an event.
  • To exert a hemostatic effect, an appropriate dose of transfused platelets needs to circulate intravascularly for an adequate time (platelet survival).

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Syllabification: in·tra·vas·cu·lar

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