[ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another
"an arteriovenus shunt"
Used in print(Richard F. McLaughlin, et al., "A study of the...)
It is distinctly possible , therefore , that simultaneous pressures in all three vessels would have rendered the shunts inoperable and hence , uninjectable .
In_other_words , the anastomoses between the bronchial_artery and pulmonary_artery should be considered as functional or demand shunts .
Verloop ( ' 48 ; ' 49 ) found these shunts in the human_being but was unable to find them in rats .
The possibility that the absence or presence of these shunts is species dependent is therefore inferred .
It is , however , highly suggestive and agrees well with our own findings in which we also failed to demonstrate normally occurring bronchial_artery pulmonary_artery shunts in certain species , especially the dog .
[ noun ] (physics,electricity) a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current
Used in print(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)
The current was regulated by_means_of a variable_resistor and measured with a 50 mV shunt and millivoltmeter .
[ verb ] transfer to another track, of trains
Used in print(Los Angeles Times...)
Shunted aside by the rampant organizers for John_F._Kennedy last year , who relegated it to a somewhat subordinate role in the Presidential campaign , the CDC plainly intends to provide the party 's campaign muscle in 1962 .
[ verb ] provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt
[ noun ] (surgery) implant consisting of a tube made of plastic or rubber; for draining fluids within the body