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Left Gastric Artery

Descriptions of Left Gastric Artery

Left Gastric Artery: a branch of the celiac artery that supplies the lesser curvature of the stomach and the abdominal part of the esophagus
Source: WordNet 2.1

Summary Information: Left Gastric Artery

Left Gastric Artery: The left gastric artery is a major systemic artery that branches off from the celiac artery in the abdomen. The left gastric artery supplies vital oxygenated blood and nutrients to the stomach. Blood flows from the left ventricle of the heart into the ascending aorta and aortic arch then into the thoracic aorta, abdominal aorta, into the celiac artery and finally the left gastric artery.

Conditions that can afflict the left gastric artery include gastric ulcer, celiac artery compression syndrome, diabetes, hypertension, smoking, high cholesterol, occlusion, aneurysm, thrombosis, embolism, atherosclerosis, and trauma.

Closely Related Organs: Left Gastric Artery

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Left Gastric Artery

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Left Gastric Artery

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