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Circle of Willis

Introduction: Circle of Willis

Description of Circle of Willis

Circle of Willis: a ring of arteries at the base of the brain.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Circle of Willis: A polygonal anastomosis at the base of the brain formed by the internal carotid (CAROTID ARTERY, INTERNAL), proximal parts of the anterior, middle, and posterior cerebral arteries (ANTERIOR CEREBRAL ARTERY, MIDDLE CEREBRAL ARTERY, POSTERIOR CEREBRAL ARTERY), the anterior communicating artery and the posterior communicating arteries.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Circle of Willis: A polygonal anastomosis at the base of the brain formed by the internal carotid (CAROTID ARTERY, INTERNAL), proximal parts of the anterior, middle, and posterior cerebral arteries (ANTERIOR CEREBRAL ARTERY; MIDDLE CEREBRAL ARTERY; POSTERIOR CEREBRAL ARTERY), the anterior communicating artery and the posterior communicating arteries.
Source: MeSH 2007

Circle of Willis: Related Topics

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Source - WordNet 2.1

Source - MeSH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Circle of Willis

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Circle of Willis

The following list attempts to classify Circle of Willis into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • arteria,arterial blood vessel,artery
  • blood vessel
  • vas,vessel
  • tube,tube-shaped structure
  • anatomical structure,bodily structure,body structure,complex body part,structure
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MESH - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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