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Arteries

Any of the muscular elastic tubes that form a branching system and that carry oxygenated blood away from the heart to the cells, tissues, and organs of the body.

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radial recurrent artery

Anatomy; Arteries

The radial recurrent artery arises from the radial artery immediately below the elbow.

superior epigastric artery

Anatomy; Arteries

In human anatomy, superior epigastric artery refers to a blood vessel that carries oxygenated blood and arises from the internal thoracic artery (referred to as the internal mammary artery in the ...

descending aorta

Anatomy; Arteries

The descending aorta is part of the aorta, the largest artery in the body. The descending aorta is the part of the aorta beginning at the aortic arch that runs down through the chest and abdomen. The ...

inferior epigastric artery

Anatomy; Arteries

In human anatomy, inferior epigastric artery refers to the artery that arises from the external iliac artery and anastomoses with the superior epigastric artery. Along its course, it is accompanied ...

interosseous artery

Anatomy; Arteries

The common interosseous artery, about 1 cm. in length, arises immediately below the tuberosity of the radius from the Ulnar artery.

radial artery

Anatomy; Arteries

In human anatomy, the radial artery is the main blood vessel, with oxygenated blood, of the lateral aspect of the forearm.

ulnar artery

Anatomy; Arteries

The ulnar artery is the main blood vessel, with oxygenated blood, of the medial aspect of the forearm. It arises from the brachial artery and terminates in the superficial palmar arch, which joins ...

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