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arteria

 [ahr-te´re-ah] (pl. arte´riae) (L.)
artery. See also anatomic Table of Arteries in the Appendices.
arteria luso´ria an abnormally situated vessel behind the esophagus, usually the subclavian artery from the aortic arch; it may cause symptoms by compression of the esophagus, the trachea, or a nerve.
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ar·ter·y (a),

(ar'ter-ē), [TA]
A relatively thick-walled, muscular, pulsating blood vessel conveying blood away from the heart. With the exception of the pulmonary and umbilical arteries, the arteries contain red or oxygenated blood. At the major arteries, the arterial branches are listed separately following the designation branches.
Synonym(s): arteria [TA]
[L. arteria, fr. G. artēria]
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ar·te·ry

(ahrtĕr-ē ) [TA]
A generally (with the exception of the coronary artery), muscular blood vessel conveying blood away from the heart to the tissues. With the exception of the pulmonary and umbilical arteries, the arteries convey red or oxygenated blood.
Synonym(s): arteria [TA] .
[L. arteria, fr. G. artēria]

branch

(branch)
An offshoot; in anatomy, one of the primary divisions of a nerve or blood vessel.
See: ramus, artery, nerve, vein
Synonym(s): ramus (1) .
[Fr. branche, related to L. brachium, arm]
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ar·te·ry

(ahrtĕr-ē ) [TA]
A relatively thick-walled, muscular, pulsating blood vessel conveying blood away from the heart.
Synonym(s): arteria [TA] .
[L. arteria, fr. G. artēria]
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