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The principal artery leaving the left side of the heart and carrying freshly oxygenated blood to the body.
aorta
The smallest branch of an artery leading to the vast network of capillaries
arteriole
A blood vessel, consisting of three layers of tissue and smooth muscle that carries blood away from the heart.
artery
Any one of the small blood vessels that connect arteriole and venule and through whose walls various substances pass into and out of the interstitial tissues and then on to the cells.
capillary
Formation of clots to plug openings in injured blood vessels and stop blood flow.
coagulation
Bruising, or ecchymosis.
contusion
Bruising or discoloration associated with bleeding within or under the skin.
ecchymosis
Nosebleed.
epistaxis
The collection of blood in a space, tissue, or organ due to a break in the wall of a blood vessel.
hematoma
A congenital condition in which the patient lacks one or more of the blood's normal clotting factors.
hemophilia
Bleeding.
hemorrhage
The circulation of blood within an organ or tissue in adequate amounts to meet the cells' current needs.
perfusion
An inflatable device that covers the legs and abdomen; used to splint the lower extremities or pelvis, or to control bleeding in the lower extremities, pelvis, or abdominal cavity.
pneumatic antishock garment (PASG)
A point where a blood vessel lies near a bone; useful when direct pressure and elevation do not control bleeding.
pressure point
A condition that develops when the circulatory system is not able to deliver sufficient blood to body organs, resulting in organ failure and eventual death if untreated.
shock
The bleeding control method of last resort that occludes arterial flow; used only when all other methods have failed and the patient's life is in danger.
tourniquet
Any blood vessel that carries blood from the tissues to the heart.
vein