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artery,

blood vessel that conveys blood away from the heartheart,
muscular organ that pumps blood to all parts of the body. The rhythmic beating of the heart is a ceaseless activity, lasting from before birth to the end of life. Anatomy and Function

The human heart is a pear-shaped structure about the size of a fist.
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. 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 aortaaorta
, primary artery of the circulatory system in mammals, delivering oxygenated blood to all other arteries except those of the lungs. The human aorta, c.1 in. (2.54 cm) in diameter, originates at the left ventricle of the heart.
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, branches of which divide and subdivide into ever-smaller tubes, or arterioles, until they terminate as minute capillariescapillary
, microscopic blood vessel, smallest unit of the circulatory system. Capillaries form a network of tiny tubes throughout the body, connecting arterioles (smallest arteries) and venules (smallest veins).
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, the latter connecting with the veinsvein,
blood vessel that returns blood to the heart. Except for the pulmonary vein, which carries oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart, veins carry deoxygenated blood. The oxygen-depleted blood passes from the capillaries to the venules (small veins).
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 (see circulatory systemcirculatory system,
group of organs that transport blood and the substances it carries to and from all parts of the body. The circulatory system can be considered as composed of two parts: the systemic circulation, which serves the body as a whole except for the lungs, and the
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). 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 pulsepulse,
alternate expansion and contraction of artery walls as heart action varies blood volume within the arteries. Artery walls are elastic. Hence they become distended by increased blood volume during systole, or contraction of the heart.
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, may be felt where the large arteries lie near the body surface.

artery

[′ärd·ə·rē]
(anatomy)
A vascular tube that carries blood away from the heart.

artery

any of the tubular thick-walled muscular vessels that convey oxygenated blood from the heart to various parts of the body
References in periodicals archive ?
1: gastroduodenal artery, 2: right gastroepiploic artery, 3: superior posterior pancreaticoduodenal artery, 4: superior duodenal artery, 5: right gastric artery, 6: right gastroepiploic artery, 7: proper hepatic artery, 8: common hepatic artery, 9: superior anterior pancreaticoduodenal artery, 10: pancreas, 11: liver, 12: stomach, and 13: common bile duct.
In one patient, suffering from ethyl-toxic cirrhosis (3.7%), a duodenal ulcer caused an erosion of the gastroduodenal artery. In this patient, numerous endoscopies were performed in order to achieve hemostasis.
Gastrosplenic trunk (1); Hepatomesenteric trunk (2); Left gastric artery (3); Splenic artery (4); Common hepatic artery (5); Anastomose (arrow) side-to-side between aberrant branch (6) and gastroduodenal artery (7) and Gastroepiploic artery (8).
Lin CT, Hsieh CB, Chan DC, Yu JG, Liao GS.Co-existing Perforated Duodenal Ulcer and Ruptured Gastroduodenal Artery Aneurysm.
(1) Arterial lesions related to pancreatitis are predominantly localised in the splenic artery, the pancreaticoduodenal arteries and the gastroduodenal artery.
These authors assessed the existence of the gastroduodenal artery and its branching to the bile duct.
The right gastroepiploic artery is one of two terminal branches of the gastroduodenal artery, the other of which is the anterior superior pancreaticoduodenal artery.
Regarding pseudo-aneurysm of the gastroduodenal artery, identify the one false statement.
In the second part (Retroduodenal) of its course, it is situated behind the first part of the duodenum to the right of gastroduodenal artery. In the third part (Infraduodenal) of its course, it lies in a groove on the posterior surface of the head of the Pancreas.
We present a case in which a pseudoaneurysm of the gastroduodenal artery following penetrating abdominal trauma (PAT) was successfully managed by selective angiographic embolisation (SAE).
The head receives arterial blood supply from the common hepatic artery via gastroduodenal artery (GDA) branches--the anterior and posterior superior pancreatico-duodenal branches and the SMA-inferior pancreaticoduodenal branches.
In certain cases where there was endoscopic finding of active bleeding from duodenal region and a negative arteriography, a prophylactic embolization of the gastroduodenal artery was performed using Sandwich technique.