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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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common hepatic artery

Anatomy; Arteries

In anatomy, the common hepatic artery is a short blood vessel that supplies oxygenated blood to the liver, pylorus (a part of the stomach), duodenum (a part of the small intestine) and pancreas.

malpighian corpuscle

Anatomy; Arteries

A mass of arterial capillaries enveloped in a capsule and attached to a tubule in the kidney. Also called Malpighian body or renal corpuscle.

ventricular fibrillation

Anatomy; Allergies and allergens

An erratic, disorganized firing of impulses from the ventricles. The ventricles quiver and are unable to contract or pump blood to the body. This is a medical emergency that must be treated with ...

temporal artery

Anatomy; Arteries

Any one of three arteries on each side of the head: the superficial temporal artery, the middle temporal artery, and the deep temporal artery. An artery with origin in the superficial temporal ...

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The hippocampus (via Latin from Greek ἱππόκαμπος, "seahorse") is a major component of the brain of humans and other vertebrates. Humans and other mammals have two hippocampi, one in each side of the ...

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