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artery

artery, blood vessel that conveys blood away from the heart. Except for the pulmonary artery, which carries deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs, arteries carry oxygenated blood from the heart to the tissues. The largest arterial trunk is the aorta, branches of which divide and subdivide into ever-smaller tubes, or arterioles, until they terminate as minute capillaries, the latter connecting with the veins (see circulatory system). Other important arteries are the subclavian and brachial arteries of the shoulder and arm, the carotid arteries that lead to the head, the coronary arteries that nourish the heart itself, and the iliac and femoral arteries of the abdomen and lower extremities. The walls of the large arteries have three layers: a tough elastic outer coat, a layer of muscular tissue, and a smooth, thin inner coat. Arterial walls expand and contract with each heartbeat, pumping blood throughout the body. The pulsating movement of blood, or pulse, may be felt where the large arteries lie near the body surface.
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artery

[′ärd·ə·rē]
(anatomy)
A vascular tube that carries blood away from the heart.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

artery

any of the tubular thick-walled muscular vessels that convey oxygenated blood from the heart to various parts of the body
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Patency of the basilar artery and tip, left PCA, and posterior communicating artery; the thin arrows indicate the superior cerebellar arteries, with normal appearance.
(a) Additional vascular component, so-called intermediate communicating artery (ICoA) between the right posterior cerebral artery (PCA) of carotid (C4) origin (PCAc) and right PCA of basilar (BA) origin (PCAb) in the cerebral arterial circle marking, is separately shown.
The following table and adjacent bar diagram show the presence or absence or otherwise anterior communicating artery.
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Subdural hematoma of the posterior fossa due to posterior communicating artery aneurysm rupture.
Occlusion of the posterior communicating artery mimicking cerebral aneurysm: case report.
Posterior communicating artery is its most important component which connects vertebro-basilar and carotid arterial system.
All patients during the recording during compression test was performed on the internal carotid artery, in order that on the opposite side show the front and rear communicating artery. All scans obtained were transferred to specially designed software 'program ELLIPSE (see, Zoltan Tomoris, Kosice, Slovak Republik, tomori@saske.
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