renal artery


renal artery
renal artery n either of two branches of the abdominal aorta of which each supplies one of the kidneys, arises immediately below the origin of the corresponding superior mesenteric artery, divides into four or five branches which enter the hilum of the kidney, and gives off smaller branches to the ureter, adrenal gland, and adjoining structures

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either of two large arteries arising from the abdominal aorta and supplying the kidneys. Each renal artery divides into an anterior and a posterior branch before entering the kidney.

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1. arteria renalis. (in the pl.) 2. arteriae intrarenales.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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