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Inferior Mesenteric Artery

Descriptions of Inferior Mesenteric Artery

Inferior Mesenteric Artery: arises near the lower end of the aorta and supplies the large intestine
Source: WordNet 2.1

Inferior Mesenteric Artery : The artery supplying nearly all the left half of the transverse colon, the whole of the descending colon, the sigmoid colon, and the greater part of the rectum. It is smaller than the superior mesenteric artery (MESENTERIC ARTERY, SUPERIOR) and arises from the aorta above its bifurcation into the common iliac arteries.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Summary Information: Inferior Mesenteric Artery

Inferior Mesenteric Artery: The inferior mesenteric artery is a major systemic artery that branches off from the abdominal aorta in the abdomen. The inferior mesenteric artery supplies vital oxygenated blood and nutrients to the rectum and the large intestine. Blood flows from the left ventricle of the heart into the ascending aorta and aortic arch then into the thoracic aorta, abdominal aorta, and finally the inferior mesenteric artery.

Conditions that can afflict the inferior mesenteric artery include diabetes, hypertension, smoking, high cholesterol, occlusion, aneurysm, thrombosis, embolism, atherosclerosis, and trauma.

Closely Related Organs: Inferior Mesenteric Artery

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Inferior Mesenteric Artery

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Other Names: Inferior Mesenteric Artery

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Inferior Mesenteric Artery

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