lumbar artery

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lumbar artery

[′ləm‚bär ′ärd·ə·rē]
(anatomy)
Any of the four or five pairs of branches of the abdominal aorta opposite the lumbar region of the spine; supplies blood to loin muscles, skin on the sides of the abdomen, and the spinal cord.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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BACK PAIN: If this is the result of clogged lumbar arteries, it calls for the same steps that prevent artery blockages in the heart - a low- fat, zero-cholesterol diet.
Lumbar arteries, usually four on each side, arise as dorsal branches of abdominal aorta.
Getty (1981), in relation to the artery supply of the adrenal gland, says that it may come from the branches of the renal arteries, straight from the aorta, from the frenic abdominal artery and, occasionally, from the lumbar arteries. In this study, we have noticed the presence of a branch of the celiac artery irrigating the left adrenal gland in four animals (13.3%).