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arteryar‧te‧ry /ˈɑːtəri $ ˈɑːr-/ noun (plural arteries) [countable]  1 body.jpg HBHone of the tubes that carries blood from your heart to the rest of your bodyvein2 TTRa main road, railway line, river etc
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arteryThe study is the first to document that laughter and an active sense of humor may help influence heart and artery disease.Garlic can prevent heart attacks by stopping cholesterol from blocking arteries.For example, the beat can be distorted if the coronary arteries are not wired correctly inside the heart.Catheters were inserted into the femoral artery and vein for blood pressure recordings and drug administration, respectively.The third important complication of cardiovascular syphilis is the development of aneurysms in the wall of the aorta or other major arteries.The past few years have seen a hardening of presidential arteries.Any beat of the heart might open the artery and spray the brain with blood.It simply floats along with billions of other cells through miles of veins, arteries and capillaries.
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