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.
Synonym(s): arteria radicularis magna, artery of Adamkiewicz, great anastomotic artery (3) , great radicular artery
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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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