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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
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The results were compared to those of a control group of 16 outpatients who did not undergo left gastric artery embolisation but had CT scans at two different time periods for nonspecific abdominal pain.
Pancreatitis, peptic ulcer, and vasculitis have been reported in the etiology of left gastric artery aneurysms (2, 9).
1: celiac trunk, 2: common hepatic artery, 3: splenic artery, 4: left gastric artery, 5: accessory left gastric artery, 6: posterior gastric artery, 7: left gastroepiploic artery 8: splenic vein, 9: spleen, 10: pancreas, 11: caudate lobe of the liver, and 12: stomach.
The length of the coeliac trunk was concise, or it can be considered as the hepatic proper and the left gastric artery bifurcating from the coeliac trunk.
Compared with those who had embolisation of a different artery, patients who had their left gastric artery blocked dropped from an average weight of 189.1 to 174.5 pounds, a 7.9% decrease in body weight.
The reason for the predominance of location at this site is that the submucosal arteries in the lesser curvature are direct branches of the left gastric artery, whereas in the rest of the stomach, the submucosal vessels are of much smaller caliber because of their serial branching.
2), which revealed a pseudo-aneurysm off a branch of the left gastric artery (LGA).
3) The left and right branches of the hepatic artery proper are anastomosed, any of these branches with an accessory artery that may reach to get anastomosed, either branch of the left gastric artery or the superior mesenteric artery or some other variant.
In response to the growing obesity epidemic, left gastric artery (LGA) embolization has evolved as a promising procedure for weight loss therapy (4, 5).
Bacuzzi et al., "Endovascular retreatment of a splenic artery aneurysm refilled by collateral branches of the left gastric artery: A case report," Journal of Medical Case Reports, vol.
Lymph node stations (Japanese Classification of Gastric Carcinoma) No Definition 1 Right paracardial LNs, including those along the 1st branch of the ascending limb of the left gastric artery 2 Left paracardial LNs, including those along the oesophagocardiac branch of the left subphrenic artery 3a Lesser curvature LNs along the branches of the left gastric artery 3b Lesser curvature LNs along the 2nd branch and distal part of the right gastric artery 4sa Left greater curvature LNs along the short gastric arteries (perigastric area) 4sb Left greater curvature LNs along the left gastroepiploic artery (perigastric area) 4d Rt.
The classic branching pattern in which the left gastric artery originates as the first branch and the coeliac trunk divides into common hepatic and splenic arteries.