the incision or opening into the lumen of an artery for the removal of a clot, embolus, or the like, or, formerly, for bloodletting.
These symptoms had led to trying the affects of arteriotomy in the temples, but with no relief.
William Harvey D’Arcy Powers
This in medical practice would be blood drawn from a vein, and Harvey says nothing of arteriotomy in this passage.
Harvey’s Views on the Use of the Circulation of the Blood John G. Curtis
arteriotomy ar·te·ri·ot·o·my (är-tēr’ē-ŏt’ə-mē)
Incision into the lumen of an artery.
arteriotony arteriotony ar·te·ri·ot·o·ny (är-tēr’ē-ŏt’n-ē) n. See blood pressure.
of or relating to an artery and a vein; having characteristics of both arteries and veins. adjective of, relating to, or affecting an artery and a vein arteriovenous ar·te·ri·o·ve·nous (är-tēr’ē-ō-vē’nəs) adj. Abbr. AV Of, relating to, or connecting arteries and veins.
- Arteriovenous anastomosis
arteriovenous anastomosis arteriovenous anastomosis n. A vessel that shunts blood from an artery to a vein in order to bypass a capillary.
- Arteriovenous aneurysm
arteriovenous aneurysm arteriovenous aneurysm n. A dilated connection between an artery and a vein that allows blood to flow from the artery into the vein.