A vessel through which blood circulates in the body. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_vessel http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BTO_0001102 ]

Synonyms: vascular tree organ region region of vascular tree organ

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/29/Circulatory_System_en.svg

editor note

consider adopting the EMAPA superclass 'vascular element', which includes microvasculature (e.g. capillaries), vascular plexus

external definition

Any of the vessels through which blood circulates in the body.[AAO]

Any of the vessels through which blood circulates in the body. [XAO:0001011_][VHOG]

external ontology notes

FMA:63183 Blood vessel is categorized as 'general anatomical term'. Suggestion to map to region of vascular tree from Terry H at JAX

has broad synonym

vascular element

has related synonym

vas sanguineum

homology notes

The appearance of Chordata and subsequently the vertebrates is accompanied by a rapid structural diversification of this primitive linear heart: looping, unidirectional circulation, an enclosed vasculature, and the conduction system.[well established][VHOG]

id

UBERON:0001981

taxon notes

annelids have blood vessels, but this class is not applicable to annelids.