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Descriptions of Artery

Artery: A blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to tissues and organs in the body.
Source: National Institute of Health

Artery: a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
Source: WordNet 2.1

Artery : vessels carrying blood away from the heart.
Source: CRISP

Artery : The vessels carrying blood away from the heart.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Article Excerpts about Artery

Arteries are the passageways through which the blood is delivered, the largest of which is the aorta. The aorta branches off the heart and divides into many smaller arteries, which have muscular walls that adjust their diameter to increase or decrease blood flow to a particular body area.

Summary Information: Artery

Artery: Large blood vessel carrying blood away from the heart.

Artery: A blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart to the body. (Source: excerpt from Kidney Failure Glossary: NIDDK)

Condition count: 22 ; see list below.

Organ subtypes: aorta (5), arterioles (1)

Organ types: Circulatory system (151), Blood vessels (57)

Related organs: vein (7), heart (55), blood vessels (57)

Main condition: Artery conditions

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Diseases List for Artery:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Artery' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:








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