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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). 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.
an artery of variable origin that supplies the medullary cavity of a long bone.
nu·tri·ent ar·te·ry(nū'trē-ĕnt ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
nutrient arteryartery carrying oxygenated blood to a specific area of tissue, e.g. bone or nerve
1. nourishing; aiding nutrition.
2. a nourishing substance, food or component of food. Includes minerals, vitamins, fats, protein, carbohydrate and water.
the total feed provided to an animal for a day. Includes its basic nutritional requirements plus allowances for waste in the feeding process, special allowances for special states and activities, and for special qualities of the feed being used.
chemical analysis of feedstuff with measurement of fiber, protein, fat, carbohydrate, individual minerals and vitamins.
one of the arterial blood supplies to a typical long bone; enters the bone via an oblique canal. Other blood supply routes to bone include metaphyseal, epiphyseal and periosteal arteries.
the proportion of a feed or diet that is digestible and assimilable. See also total digestible nutrients.
a listing of the optimal level of each nutrient in dog and cat foods; published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials.
daily requirement for each nutrient for each animal species at the recognized stages of life and production; usually presented in feeding tables.
mimics the nutrient artery.