Artery vs Aneurysm - What's the difference?

artery | aneurysm |


As nouns the difference between artery and aneurysm

is that artery is an efferent blood vessel from the heart, conveying blood away from the heart regardless of oxygenation status; see pulmonary artery while aneurysm is (pathology) an abnormal blood-filled swelling of an artery or vein, resulting from a localized weakness in the wall of the vessel.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

artery

English

(wikipedia artery)

Noun

(arteries)
  • An efferent blood vessel from the heart, conveying blood away from the heart regardless of oxygenation status; see pulmonary artery.
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  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Stents to Prevent Stroke , passage=As we age, the major arteries of our bodies frequently become thickened with plaque, a fatty material with an oatmeal-like consistency that builds up along the inner lining of blood vessels. The reason plaque forms isn’t entirely known, but it seems to be related to high levels of cholesterol inducing an inflammatory response, which can also attract and trap more cellular debris over time.}}
  • A major transit corridor.
  • Hyponyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * arterial * arterially * arteriole * carotid artery * pulmonary artery

    See also

    * aorta * A-road * atheroma * capillary * circulatory system * vein

    Anagrams

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    aneurysm

    Alternative forms

    * aneurism

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (pathology) An abnormal blood-filled swelling of an artery or vein, resulting from a localized weakness in the wall of the vessel.
  • Derived terms

    * aneurysmatic * aneurysmal