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arterialize Syllabification: ar·te·ri·al·ize
Pronunciation: /ärˈtirēəˌlīz/

Definition of arterialize in English:


[with object] (usually as adjective arterialized)
Convert venous into arterial (blood) by reoxygenation, especially in the lungs.
Example sentences
  • Prewarming with the commercially-available heel warmers or with a diaper which has been warmed under a warm faucet and taped around the heel often increases the blood supply and arterializes the sample.
  • Following a period of in vivo calibration using a sample of arterialized ear lobe capillary blood, subjects were initially monitored for 2 min at rest while seated on the bicycle ergometer with a nose clip in place.
  • Blood gas tensions were measured in arterialized earlobe capillary samples.


Pronunciation: /ärˌtirēələˈzāSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • The venous media thickens and forms multiple elastic laminae, a phenomenon called arterialization.
  • A colour Doppler ultrasound scan done two weeks later confirmed the lesion to be of vascular origin with multiple draining channels and arterialisation of veins.
  • These represent primary congenital venous malformations or mural weaknesses that are not secondary to arterialisation of the venous system.
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