internal auditory artery

internal auditory artery n a long slender artery that arises from the basilar artery or one of its branches, accompanies the auditory nerve through the internal auditory canal, and is distributed to the inner ear called also internal auditory, labyrinthine artery

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  • internal auditory artery — noun an artery that is a branch of the basilar artery that supplies the labyrinth • Syn: ↑labyrinthine artery, ↑artery of the labyrinth • Hypernyms: ↑artery, ↑arteria, ↑arterial blood vessel • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Internal auditory veins — Infobox Vein Name = PAGENAME Latin = venae labyrinthi GraySubject = 232 GrayPage = 1059 Caption = Caption2 = DrainsFrom = DrainsTo = inferior petrosal sinus, transverse sinuses Artery = internal auditory artery MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre …   Wikipedia

  • Internal auditory meatus — Infobox Bone Name = Internal auditory meatus Latin = meatus acusticus internus GraySubject = 34 GrayPage = 143 Caption = Left temporal bone. Inner surface. Caption2 = Diagrammatic view of the fundus of the right internal acoustic meatus. System …   Wikipedia

  • internal auditory meatus — noun also internal acoustic meatus : a short canal in the petrous portion of the temporal bone through which pass the facial, auditory, and glossopalatine nerves * * * Anat. the canal extending through the petrous portion of the temporal bone,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • internal auditory meatus — Anat. the canal extending through the petrous portion of the temporal bone, through which the glossopharyngeal nerve, the facial nerve, and the auditory nerve and artery pass. See diag. under ear. * * * …   Universalium

  • auditory artery internal — arteria labyrinthi …   Medical dictionary

  • Petrous portion of the internal carotid artery — Infobox Artery Name = Petrous portion of the internal carotid artery Latin = pars petrosa arteriae carotidis internae GraySubject = 146 GrayPage = 567 Caption = Auditory tube, laid open by a cut in its long axis. Caption2 = BranchFrom = internal… …   Wikipedia

  • internal ear — noun a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium • Syn: ↑inner ear, ↑labyrinth • Hypernyms: ↑sense organ, ↑sensory receptor, ↑receptor • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • artery of the labyrinth — noun an artery that is a branch of the basilar artery that supplies the labyrinth • Syn: ↑labyrinthine artery, ↑internal auditory artery • Hypernyms: ↑artery, ↑arteria, ↑arterial blood vessel • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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