Cardiovascular


Definition

The term cardiovascular refers to the heart (cardio) and the blood vessels (vascular). The cardiovascular system includes:

  • Arteries
  • Arterioles
  • Capillaries
  • Heart
  • Venules

Images

Heart - section through the middle
Heart - front view

References

Taber's Medical Dictionary Online website. www.tabers.com/tabersonline. Accessed April 15, 2021.

Review Date: 
1/16/2021
Reviewed By: 
Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.