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

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

definition
  • A vessel through which blood circulates in the body.
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. [XAO:0001011_][VHOG]
  • Any of the vessels through which blood circulates in the body.[AAO]
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 exact synonym
  • region of vascular tree organ
  • vascular tree organ region
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.