What is artery?

  • (noun): A blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body.
    Synonyms: arteria, arterial blood vessel
    See also — Additional definitions below


Arteries (from the Greek ἀρτηρία - artēria, "windpipe, artery") are blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart. This blood is normally oxygenated, exceptions made for the pulmonary and umbilical arteries. The EABV is that ICF fluid which fills the arterial system.

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Artery - History
... In medieval times, it was recognized that arteries carried a fluid, called "spiritual blood" or "vital spirits", considered to be different from the contents of the veins ... This theory went back to Galen ...
Superior Ulnar Collateral Artery
... The superior ulnar collateral artery (inferior profunda artery), of small size, arises from the brachial a little below the middle of the arm it frequently springs from the upper part of the a ...
Sphenopalatine Artery
... The sphenopalatine artery (nasopalatine artery) is an artery of the head, commonly known as the artery of epistaxis ...
Superior Pancreaticoduodenal Artery
... The superior pancreaticoduodenal artery is an artery that supplies blood to the duodenum and pancreas ... It is a branch of the gastroduodenal artery, which most commonly arises from the common hepatic artery of the celiac trunk (there are numerous ... itself becomes the proper hepatic after giving off the gastroduodenal artery and goes on to supply the right and left lobes of the liver ...
Superficial Branch Of Radial Nerve
... at first slightly lateral to the radial artery, concealed beneath the Brachioradialis ... behind the same muscle, close to the lateral side of the artery ... It quits the artery about 7 cm ...

More definitions of "artery":

  • (noun): A major thoroughfare that bears important traffic.