Artery, mesenteric

Artery, mesenteric
One of the arteries that arises from the abdominal portion of the aorta and distributes blood to most of the intestines.

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  • 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

  • Mesenteric vein — One of the large veins which return blood from the intestines. The inferior (lower) mesenteric vein empties into the splenic vein. The superior (upper) mesenteric vein then joins the splenic vein to create the portal vein which goes to the liver …   Medical dictionary

  • mesenteric artery — noun one of two branches of the aorta that pass between the two layers of the mesentery to the intestines • Syn: ↑arteria mesenterica • Hypernyms: ↑artery, ↑arteria, ↑arterial blood vessel • Hyponyms: ↑inferior mesenteric artery, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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