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Definition - What does vascular mean?

Vascular, with regard to human beings, is an anatomical term referring to anything related to the body's vessels and anything that effects those vessels. While often understood to refer to the circulatory system, vascular may also refer to the body lymph or other vessel and duct systems. A plant also has a vascular system that includes its roots and stems.

SureHire explains vascular

The term vascular is most often used to reference the carrying of blood by the body's vessels. This most often refers to the blood-related vascular system and includes the arteries, veins, and capillaries. However, this term can be applied to lymph vessels that carry lymphatic fluid. Health conditions involving, or related to, the vascular system are referred to as vascular diseases or vascular conditions.

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