common hepatic artery

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com·mon he·pa·tic ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, terminal branch (with splenic artery) celiac trunk; branches, right gastric (variable), gastroduodenal, and proper hepatic.
Synonym(s): arteria hepatica communis [TA]

common hepatic artery

the visceral branch of the celiac trunk of the abdominal aorta, passing posterior to the pylorus and dividing into five branches: the gastroduodenal, right gastric, right hepatic, left hepatic, and middle hepatic.

com·mon he·pa·tic ar·te·ry

(kom'ŏn he-pat'ik ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, celiac;branches, right gastric, gastroduodenal, and proper hepatic.
Synonym(s): arteria hepatica communis.

common hepatic artery

A branch of the celiac artery. It runs forward and to the right. After giving off the gastroduodenal artery, the common hepatic artery continues toward the liver as the hepatic artery.
See also: artery
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