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CENTRAL. Relating to the centre, or placed in the centre; as, the central courts of the United States, are those located in the city of Washington, whose jurisdiction extends over the whole country. These are, first, the Senate of the United States, when organized to try impeachments; secondly, the Supreme Court of the United States.
     2. The government of the United States is the central government.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Thrombolytic therapy for central vein occlusion: results of a pilot study.
Caption: Figure 8: Inflammatory cell infiltration around the central vein in the liver.
Light microscopic examination of the central vein was done for the presence or absence of congestion.
Most therapies of central vein stenosis are evolved as designed for management of arterial lesions.
Three-dimensional contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (3-D CE-MRA) in the evaluation of hemodialysis access complications, and the condition of central veins in patients who are candidates for hemodialysis access.
Significantly lower VEGF-antibody reaction in peritumoral tissue was observed in group A compared with group B (P = 0.009 for staining intensity at the portal triad, P = 0.004 for percentage antibody reaction, and P = 0.001 for staining intensity at the central vein; Table and Fig.
(b) 3D rendering of contrasted central vein (star) with branches (white arrows), some diffuse contrast enhancement in the periphery (plus).
When comparing all cardiac hepatopathy cases with only subacute and chronic Budd-Chiari cases (ie, removing the acute cases), sinusoidal fibrosis remained more common in the cardiac hepatopathy group (92% versus 53%, P = .007), but fibrosis around the central vein became equally common in both diagnoses (92% versus 76%, P = .19).
Contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT) of the thorax showed chronic occlusion of the left-sided central veins with the presence of a cervical collateral venous flow from the left to the right side reaching the nonoccluded right-sided central veins, specifically the confluence to the right innominate vein (IV) and, as part of the collateral circulation, a transverse connecting, in parts quite tortuous, and u-shape midline jugular vein measuring about 3 mm in diameter (Figure 1).
Central vein stenosis/occlusion is a common well-described sequel to the placement of hemodialysis catheters in the central venous system [1, 2].

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