Definition of Artery. Meaning of Artery. Synonyms of Artery

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Definition of Artery

Artery
Artery Ar"ter*y, n.; pl. Arteries. [L. arteria windpipe, artery, Gr. ?.] 1. The trachea or windpipe. [Obs.] ``Under the artery, or windpipe, is the mouth of the stomach.' --Holland. 2. (Anat.) One of the vessels or tubes which carry either venous or arterial blood from the heart. They have tricker and more muscular walls than veins, and are connected with them by capillaries. Note: In man and other mammals, the arteries which contain arterialized blood receive it from the left ventricle of the heart through the aorta. See Aorta. The pulmonary artery conveys the venous blood from the right ventricle to the lungs, whence the arterialized blood is returned through the pulmonary veins. 3. Hence: Any continuous or ramified channel of communication; as, arteries of trade or commerce.

Meaning of Artery from wikipedia

- An artery (plural arteries) (from Gr**** ἀρτηρία (artēríā) 'windpipe, artery') is a blood vessel that takes blood away from the heart to one or more parts...
- temporal artery is a major artery of the head. It arises from the external carotid artery when it splits into the superficial temporal artery and maxillary...
- A pulmonary artery is an artery in the pulmonary circulation that carries deoxygenated blood from the right side of the heart to the lungs. The largest...
- subclavian arteries are paired major arteries of the upper thorax, below the clavicle. They receive blood from the aortic arch. The left subclavian artery supplies...
- femoral artery is a large artery in the thigh and the main arterial supply to the thigh and leg. The femoral artery gives off the deep femoral artery or profunda...
- The vertebral arteries are major arteries of the neck. Typically, the vertebral arteries originate from the subclavian arteries. Each vessel courses superiorly...
- Coronary artery disease (CAD), also called coronary heart disease (CHD), ischemic heart disease (IHD), or simply heart disease, involves the reduction...
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- The brachiocephalic artery (or brachiocephalic trunk or innominate artery) is an artery of the mediastinum that supplies blood to the right arm and the...
- Brachial plexus and axillary artery Axillary artery Axillary artery Axillary artery Axillary artery Axillary artery Axillary artery MedicalMnemonics.com: 1208...