One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(especially of blood vessels) affected by sclerosis.
- ‘When performing a venipuncture, do not draw above an IV site, from a vein that is sclerosed, from an area with a hematoma, from an arm with a fistula or shunt, or from the same side where a patient has had a mastectomy.’
- ‘The sclerosed intrahepatic bile duct was removed from the paraffin tissue, deparaffinized, and imbedded in plastic for examination by electron microscopy.’
- ‘A vein that feels hard is often sclerosed and should not be used.’
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