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artery (s) (noun), arteries (pl)
Large vessels which carry blood away from the heart to various parts of the body: The walls of the arteries are thick and muscular, enabling them to endure high pressures when blood isbeing ejected from the heart.

Most of the arteries in the body are identified by the organs or system that they supply with blood; for example, arteries that deliver blood to the kidneys are known as the renal arteries, while the artery that supplies blood to the liver is called the hepatic artery.

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(Greek > Latin: artery, arteries; blood vessels, veins, or windpipe)
(Greek > Latin: windpipe, artery; arteriole, "small artery")
(Greek: windpipe; originally, "rough" artery)
(Greek: lower extremity of the windpipe; by extension, extremity of the heart, the great artery)
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arteria ophthalmica, ophthalmic artery
Artery (blood vessel) originating from the internal carotid artery (key artery located in the front of the neck that carries blood from the heart to the brain) and distributing to the eye, orbit, and adjacent facial structures.
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carotid artery disease
A condition in which the carotid arteries become narrowed or blocked.

When the arteries become narrowed, the condition is called carotid stenosis.

Carotid artery disease takes place when sticky, fatty substances called plaque build up in the inner lining of the arteries.

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carotid artery duplex scanning
A noninvasive ultrasound test for occlusive disease (closure or blockage) of the extracranial (outer skull) carotid artery.
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carotid artery insufficiency syndrome
Contralateral (opposite side) weakness and numbness, aphasia, and ipsilateral (same side) monocular blindness as a result of atherosclerosis (thickening and hardening of the walls of arteries as a result of fat deposits on their inner lining) or other lesion causing obstruction of an internal carotid artery or one of its major banches.
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carotid artery, carotid arteries
1. The common carotid artery or either of its branches, the external and internal carotid arteries.
2. Specifically, the common carotid artery, the principal artery on either side of the neck.
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carotid stenosis, carotid-artery stenosis
An abnormal narrowing of the carotid artery, often preceding a stroke.
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cervical artery
Any one of the arteries found in the neck.
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coronary artery bypass surgery (s) (noun), coronary artery bypass surgeries
An operation to circumvent the narrowed or blocked arteries by grafting on additional blood vessels for the flowing of blood.
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cremasteric artery
The artery of the cremasteric muscle or spermatic cord.
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mental artery (s) (noun), mental arteries (pl)
A primary blood vessel that is a branch of the maxillary (upper jaw bone) which supplies blood and structure to the skin of the face and to the subcutaneous tissues of the chin: Dr. Abbington told Mack that it would be necessary to arrange for additional examinations to see what was wrong with his mental artery.
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temporal artery
Any of the three arteries on each side of the head; such as, the superficial temporal artery, the middle temporal artery, and the deep temporal artery.
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artery
A vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body.
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artery
The study of paintings.
artery
The study of paintings.
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