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Hepatic Artery

Descriptions of Hepatic Artery

Hepatic Artery: The major blood vessel that carries blood to the liver.
Source: National Institute of Health

Hepatic Artery: arteries that supply the liver
Source: WordNet 2.1

Hepatic Artery : A branch of the celiac artery that distributes to the stomach, pancreas, duodenum, liver, gallbladder, and greater omentum.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Summary Information: Hepatic Artery

Hepatic Artery: The hepatic artery is a major systemic artery that branches off from the celiac artery in the abdomen. The hepatic artery supplies vital oxygenated blood and nutrients to the liver. 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 hepatic artery.

Conditions that can afflict the hepatic artery include sickle cell crisis, celiac artery compression syndrome, diabetes, hypertension, smoking, high cholesterol, occlusion, aneurysm, thrombosis, embolism, atherosclerosis, and trauma.

Closely Related Organs: Hepatic Artery

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Hepatic Artery

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Hepatic Artery

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