ileocolic artery

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Related to arteria ileocolica: appendicular artery, colic branch of ileocolic artery, cecal artery

il·e·o·co·lic ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, superior mesenteric, often by a common trunk with the right colic; distribution, terminal part of ileum, cecum, vermiform appendix, and ascending colon; anastomoses, right colic and ileal.
Synonym(s): arteria ileocolica [TA]

il·e·o·co·lic ar·te·ry

(il'ē-ō-kol'ik ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, superior mesenteric, often by a common trunk with the right colic; distribution, terminal part of ileum, cecum, vermiform appendix, and ascending colon; anastomoses, right colic and ileal.
Synonym(s): arteria ileocolica [TA] .

ileocolic artery

A lower branch of the superior mesenteric artery; it runs down and to the right to supply blood to the lower portion of the ascending colon and the ileocolic junction. Its inferior branch gives rise to the ascending colic, cecal, appendicular, and ileal arteries.
See also: artery
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