left colic artery

(redirected from arteria colica sinistra)

left col·ic ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, inferior mesenteric; distribution, descending colon and splenic flexure; anastomoses, middle colic, sigmoid.
Synonym(s): arteria colica sinistra [TA]

left col·ic ar·te·ry

(left kol'ik ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, inferior mesenteric; distribution, descending colon and splenic flexure; anastomoses, middle colic, sigmoid.
Synonym(s): arteria colica sinistra.

left colic artery

An upper branch of the inferior mesenteric artery; it runs to the left, it supplies blood to the descending colon, and it anastomoses with the middle colic artery and the upper sigmoid artery.
See also: artery
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Arteria colica sinistra (arteria esquerda do colon): arteria; -ae pertence a 1a declinacao, como substantivo feminino, singular, no nominativo e colica e um adjectivo triforme: colicus; - a; -um, no nominativo do singular, feminino, e ,finalmente sinistra (esquerda) do adjectivo triforme: sinister; -ra; -rum, no nominativo singular, feminino, segundo as concordancias.

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