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Varicose veins

varicose veins

permanent dilation and tortuosity of vein's, most commonly seen in the legs, probably as a result of congenitally incomplete valves; there is a predisposition to varicose vein's among persons in occupations requiring long periods of standing, and in pregnant women.

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Circulatory System

... I think something to do with heart disease, a heart attack infact, varicose veins - a big one, to do with clots. hypertension, all very interesting.

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by Leesa
Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Circulatory System
Replies: 9
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Arteries and Veins

veins have valves so the blood only flows one way--towards the heart. and when they are leak you have a varicose vein :twisted:

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by sdekivit
Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:19 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Arteries and Veins
Replies: 11
Views: 8376

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