anterior spinal artery


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Related to anterior spinal artery: circle of Willis, Posterior spinal artery, Anterior spinal artery syndrome, Medial medullary syndrome

an·te·ri·or spi·nal ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, intracranial part of vertebral artery; distribution, anteromedial spinal cord and adjacent pia mater; anastomoses, anterior segmental medullary arteries of spinal branches of vertebral, intercostal and lumbar arteries.
Synonym(s): arteria spinalis anterior [TA]

anterior spinal artery

an artery that originates within the cranial cavity and passes inferiorly along the surface of the spinal cord. It is reinforced along its length by 8 to 10 segmental medullary arteries, the largest of which is the artery of Adamkiewicz.

an·te·ri·or spi·nal ar·te·ry

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr spī'năl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, intracranial part of vertebral artery; distribution, anteromedial spinal cord and adjacent pia mater; anastomoses, spinal branches of intercostal and lumbar arteries.
Synonym(s): arteria spinalis anterior.

anterior spinal artery

The left and right anterior spinal arteries are initially branches from the vertebral arteries, but as they descend to the hindbrain-spinal cord junction, they merge into a single midline artery that runs along the ventral surface of the spinal cord (in the anterior median sulcus). At each intervertebral foramen, radicular arteries join the anterior spinal artery, which supplies blood to the ventral half of the spinal cord.
See also: artery
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