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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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anterior tibial artery

Anatomy; Arteries

The anterior tibial artery of the lower limb carries blood to the anterior compartment of the leg and dorsal surface of the foot, from the popliteal artery.

posterior tibial artery

Anatomy; Arteries

The posterior tibial artery of the lower limb carries blood to the posterior compartment of the leg and plantar surface of the foot, from the popliteal artery. It is accompanied by a deep vein, the ...

arcuate artery

Anatomy; Arteries

The arcuate artery of the foot (metatarsal artery) arises a little anterior to the lateral tarsal artery; it passes lateralward, over the bases of the metatarsal bones, beneath the tendons of the ...

anterior cerebral artery

Anatomy; Arteries

The anterior cerebral artery (ACA) is one of a pair of arteries on the brain that supply oxygenated blood to most medial portions of the frontal lobes and superior medial parietal lobes. The two ...

middle cerebral artery

Anatomy; Arteries

The middle cerebral artery (MCA) is one of the three major paired arteries that supply blood to the cerebrum. The MCA arises from the internal carotid and continues into the lateral sulcus where it ...

posterior cerebral artery

Anatomy; Arteries

The posterior cerebral artery (PCA) is one of a pair of blood vessels that supply oxygenated blood to the posterior aspect of the brain (occipital lobe) in human anatomy. It arises near the ...

basilar artery

Anatomy; Arteries

In human anatomy, the basilar artery is one of the arteries that supplies the brain with oxygen-rich blood.

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