Medical Definition of Arteriovenous shunt

1. A direct connection between an artery and vein. Most often due to the surgical joining of an artery and a vein under the skin for the purpose of haemodialysis. Larger arteriovenous shunts can create significant extra workload on the heart since arterial blood is diverted back to the venous circulation before it has a chance to deliver nutrients and oxygen to the body tissues. (20 Jun 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arteriovenous Shunt

arteriosclerotic kidney
arteriosclerotic psychosis
arteriosclerotic retinopathy
arteriospasm
arteriostenosis
arteriotomies
arteriotomy
arteriotony
arteriovenous
arteriovenous anastomosis
arteriovenous aneurysm
arteriovenous carbon dioxide difference
arteriovenous fistula
arteriovenous malformation
arteriovenous oxygen difference
arteriovenous shunt (current term)
arteriovenous strabismus syndrome
arterioventricular
arteritides
arteritis
arteritis nodosa
arteritis obliterans
arteritis virus
arteritises
arterivirus
arterivirus infections
arternoon
arternoons
arterolane
arterwards

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