inferior phrenic artery

(redirected from arteria phrenica inferior)

in·fe·ri·or phren·ic ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, the right or left member of the first paired branches of the abdominal aorta inferior to the diaphragm; distribution, diaphragm; anastomoses, superior phrenic, internal thoracic, and musculophrenic.
Synonym(s): arteria phrenica inferior [TA]

inferior phrenic artery

a small visceral branch of the abdominal aorta that arises from the aorta itself, the renal artery, or the celiac artery. It divides into the medial and lateral branches and supplies the diaphragm. A few vessels of the inferior vena cava stem from the lateral branch of the right phrenic artery. Some branches of the left phrenic artery supply the esophagus.

in·fe·ri·or phren·ic ar·te·ry

(in-fēr'ē-ŏr fren'ik ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, the first paired branch from the abdominal aorta inferior to the diaphragm; distribution, diaphragm; anastomoses, superior phrenic, internal thoracic, and musculophrenic.
Synonym(s): arteria phrenica inferior.

inferior phrenic artery

A branch of the abdominal aorta just below the diaphragm; it supplies blood to the diaphragm. Its branches include the superior adrenal arteries.
Synonym: phrenic artery See: aorta (Branches of aorta) for illus.
See also: artery
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