arteria radicularis magna

great segmental medullary artery

largest of the medullary arteries that supply the spinal cord by anastomosing with the anterior (longitudinal) spinal artery; it arises from a lower intercostal or upper lumbar artery (on the left side about 65% of the time) supplying most of the blood to the lower two thirds of the anterior spinal artery. See: medullary arteries of brain.

Adamkiewicz,

Albert, Polish pathologist, 1850-1921.
artery of Adamkiewicz - largest of the medullary arteries which supply the spinal cord by anastomosing with the anterior (longitudinal) spinal artery. Synonym(s): arteria radicularis magna
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The little things had big names--names like "lingamentum inguinale," "arteria radicularis magna" and "vena magna cerebri."
He didn't want to hear, "That sir is clearly the inguinal ligament," for that wouldn't cut it and wouldn't prove that you "know your anatomy." The man wanted to hear, "That sir is clearly Poupart's Ligament." He didn't want to hear that you were confident that you knew he was pointing to "the great cerebral vein," but that you knew it was "the vein of Galen." Too bad if you only knew it (a blood vessel) by the name, "the arteria radicularis magna," you needed to announce it was "the Artery of Adamkiewicz." There was no "life line" to call if you didn't know the answer.

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