Artery, brachial


Artery, brachial
The artery that runs from the shoulder down to the elbow.

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  • Brachial veins — Infobox Vein Name = Brachial veins Latin = venae brachiales GraySubject = 172 GrayPage = 663 Caption = The veins of the right axilla, viewed from in front. DrainsFrom = Source = radial veins, ulnar veins DrainsTo = axillary vein Artery = brachial …   Wikipedia

  • Brachial — Brach i*alor, a. [L. brachialis (bracch ), from bracchium (bracch ) arm: cf. F. brachial.] 1. (Anat.) Pertaining or belonging to the arm; as, the brachial artery; the brachial nerve. [1913 Webster] 2. Of the nature of an arm; resembling an arm.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brachial vein — n one of a pair of veins accompanying the brachial artery and uniting with each other and with the basilic vein to form the axillary vein …   Medical dictionary

  • Brachial artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arteria brachialis GraySubject = 150 GrayPage = 589 Caption = The brachial artery. Caption2 = Right upper limb, anterior view, brachial artery and elbow. BranchFrom = axillary artery BranchTo = Profunda… …   Wikipedia

  • Artery — A vessel that carries blood that is high in oxygen content away from the heart to the farthest reaches of the body. Since blood in arteries is usually full of oxygen, the hemoglobin in the red blood cells is oxygenated. The resultant form of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Brachial artery — The artery that runs from the shoulder down to the elbow. * * * brachial artery n the chief artery of the upper arm that is a direct continuation of the axillary artery and divides into the radial and ulnar arteries just below the elbow see DEEP… …   Medical dictionary

  • brachial artery — noun the main artery of the upper arm; a continuation of the axillary artery; bifurcates into the radial and ulnar arteries at the elbow • Syn: ↑arteria brachialis • Hypernyms: ↑artery, ↑arteria, ↑arterial blood vessel • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • brachial vein — noun two veins in either arm that accompany the brachial artery and empty into the axillary vein • Syn: ↑vena brachialis • Hypernyms: ↑vein, ↑vena, ↑venous blood vessel * * * noun : one of a pair of veins accompanying the course of the brachial… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brachial plexus — ] or Roots, Trunks, Divisions, Cords, Collateral/Pre terminal Branches, and (Terminal) Branches. * The five roots are the five anterior rami of the spinal nerves, after they have given off their segmental supply to the muscles of the neck. *… …   Wikipedia

  • brachial artery — an artery that extends from the axillary artery, at the armpit, down the side and inner surface of the upper arm to the elbow, where it divides into the radial and ulnar arteries …   The new mediacal dictionary


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