splenic artery

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splen·ic ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, celiac trunk; branches, pancreatic, left gastroepiploic, short gastric, and (proper) splenic. See: great segmental medullary artery.
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splen·ic ar·te·ry

(splen'ik ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, celiac trunk; branches, pancreatic, left gastroepiploic, short gastric, and (proper) splenic.
Synonym(s): arteria lienalis [TA] , lienal artery.
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splenic artery

A branch of the celiac artery; it runs to the left, under the stomach and along the pancreas to the hilum of the spleen where it divides into six or more branches. It supplies blood to the spleen, stomach, omentum, and pancreas.
See: circulation (Circulation of blood through heart and major vessels) for illus.
See also: artery
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