end artery

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artery

 [ahr´ter-e]
a vessel through which the blood passes away from the heart to various parts of the body. The wall of an artery consists typically of an outer coat (tunica adventitia), a middle coat (tunica media), and an inner coat (tunica intima).
 Representation of arterial coats: A, tunica intima; B, internal elastic lamina; C, tunica media; D, external elastic lamina; E, tunica externa. From Dorland's, 2000.
For names of specific arteries, see anatomic Table of Arteries in Appendices. See also Plate 8.
end artery one that undergoes progressive branching without development of channels connecting with other arteries.
nutrient artery any artery that supplies the marrow, or medulla, of a long bone.

end ar·ter·y

an artery lacking anastomoses to maintain viability of the tissue supplied if occlusion of the artery occurs.

end ar·te·ry

(end ahr'tĕr-ē)
An artery with insufficient anastomoses to maintain viability of the tissue supplied if occlusion of the artery occurs.
Synonym(s): terminal artery.