abdominal arteries

abdominal arteries

the arteries that branch from the anterior surface of the abdominal aorta to supply the abdominal part of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. The celiac artery supplies the foregut, the superior mesenteric artery supplies the midgut, and the inferior mesenteric artery supplies the hindgut.
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Renal/visceral angioplasty referred to balloon dilatation of major abdominal arteries emanating from the aorta, such as the celiac axis, superior mesenteric artery, inferior mesenteric artery, and renal arteries.
That study, described in the July 14, 1989 SCIENCE, showed that drugs can constrict or dilate abdominal arteries in rats and rabbits by manipulating potassium channels sensitive to adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the fuel that powers cells.