What is brachial artery?

  • (noun): The main artery of the upper arm; a continuation of the axillary artery; bifurcates into the radial and ulnar arteries at the elbow.
    Synonyms: arteria brachialis

Brachial Artery

The brachial artery is the major blood vessel of the (upper) arm.

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Elbow - Human Anatomy - Blood and Nerve Supply
... the joint are derived from an extensive anastomosis between the brachial artery and its terminal branches ... The superior and inferior ulnar collateral branches of the brachial artery and the radial and middle collateral branches of the profunda brachii artery descend from above to reconnect on ... The blood is brought back by vessels from the radial, ulnar, and brachial veins ...
Brachial Artery - Additional Images
... through the middle of upper arm The axillary artery and its branches The radial and ulnar arteries Ulnar and radial arteries ... veins of the upper extremity The right brachial plexus (infraclavicular portion) in the axillary fossa viewed from below and in front Front of right upper extremity ...
Brachial Veins
... In human anatomy, the brachial veins are venae comitantes of the brachial artery in the arm proper ... Their course is that of the brachial artery (in reverse) they begin where radial veins and ulnar veins join (corresponding to the bifurcation of the brachial artery) ... At this point, the brachial veins join the basilic vein to form the axillary vein ...