aortic arches

(redirected from Branchial artery)

a·or·tic arch·es

a series of arterial channels encircling the embryonic pharynx in the mesenchyme of the pharyngeal arches. There are potentially six pairs, but in mammals the fifth pair is poorly developed or absent. The first and second pairs are functional only in very young embryos; the third pair is involved in the formation of the carotids; the fourth arch on the left is incorporated in the arch of the aorta; the sixth pair forms the proximal part of the pulmonary arteries.
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The range described in our study was similar to that described in vascular ring preparations between the ranges of [10.sup.-8] to [10.sup.-6] M (coronary, celiac mesenteric, central aorta, efferent branchial artery) in trout (Olson and Villa, 1991; Small et al., 1990) and in the ventral aorta in sharks (Evans and Gunderson, 1998a, b).
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