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BLOOD, kindred. This word, in the law sense, is used to signify relationship, stock, or family; as, of the blood of the ancestor. 1 Roper on Leg. 103; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 365. In a more extended sense, it means kindred generally. Bac. Max. Reg. 18.
     2. Brothers and sisters are said to be of the whole blood, (q. v.) if they have the same father and mother of the half blood, (q. v.) if they have only one parent in common. 5 Whart. Rep. 477.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Although the drug did affect differentiation into blood-vessel cells, "we found that Avastin does not alter that first process whatsoever," said Tabar.
BIBN 4096 BS intervenes by displacing CGRP where it attaches to blood-vessel and nerve cells.
Indeed, spleen samples from rats given a blood-vessel irritant show increased production of an anti-inflammatory protein known as transforming growth factor--beta in the animals treated with E-Selectin, compared with other animals.
At the meeting, he also revealed results of an experiment exploring how cellular phones might increase blood-vessel permeability in the brain, as suggested by previous rodent studies.
However, sometimes the process goes into overdrive, causing smooth muscle cells from inside the blood-vessel wall to multiply and pile up inside the stent.
Other research has suggested that nitric oxide may make blood cells less likely to adhere to blood-vessel walls.