hepatic artery(redirected from Left hepatic artery)
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hepatic artery(1) Common hepatic artery; arteria hepatica communis [NA].
(2) Proper hepatic artery; arteria hepatica propria [NA].
The continuation of the common hepatic artery past the point from which the gastroduodenal artery branches off. The single (unpaired) hepatic artery gives off a branch to the gallbladder, i.e., the cystic artery and a branch to the stomach, i.e., the right gastric artery, before it divides into a right and left hepatic artery, which deliver systemic (oxygenated) blood to the liver.See: liver for illus.
See also: artery
The blood vessel supplying arterial blood to the liver.
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