artery

Blood vessel carrying blood away from the heart; walls have smooth muscle and are innervated by the sympathetic nervous system.

Artery

Blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart.

artery

[n] - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body 2. [n] - a major thoroughfare that bears important traffic
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Artery

An artery is a blood vessel in which blood flows from the heart to part of the rest of the body. The main artery from the lower left ventricle of the heart is the aorta. The tubes from the lower right of the heart to the lungs are also called arteries. Compare Vein.
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Artery

Type of blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart. The vessel walls of an artery are thick and muscular, which means they are able to withstand the high pressure of blood coming from the heart.
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artery

a large blood vessel that carries blood with oxygen from the heart to all parts of the body.
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Artery

Blood vessels carrying blood away from the heart, eventually dividing into arterioles.
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Artery

A blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart
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Artery

a large blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to tissues and organs in the body
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Artery

Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body.
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Artery

A blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart
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Artery

high pressure blood vessel taking blood from the heart towards the tissues
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Artery

A vessel carrying blood from the heart to different parts of the body.
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Artery

Artery: A vessel that carries blood high in oxygen content away from the heart to the farthest reaches of the body. Since blood in arteries is usually full of oxygen, the hemoglobin in the red blood cells is oxygenated. The resultant form of hemoglobin (oxyhemoglobin) is what makes arterial blood look bright red. Arteries are part of the efferent w...
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Artery

Ar'ter·y noun ; plural Arteries [ Latin arteria windpipe, artery, Greek ....] 1. The trachea or windpipe. [ Obsolete] 'Under the artery , or windpipe, is the mouth of the stomach.' Holland. 2. (Anat.) One of the vessels or tubes which carry ...
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artery

<anatomy, artery> Blood vessel carrying blood away from the heart, walls have smooth muscle and are innervated by the sympathetic nervous system. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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artery

arteria noun a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
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artery

(ahr´tә-re) a vessel through which the blood passes away from the heart to various parts of the body. The wall of an artery consists typically of an outer coat (tunica adventitia), a middle coat (tunica media), and an inner coat (tunica intima). Representation of arterial coa...
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Artery

• (n.) Hence: Any continuous or ramified channel of communication; as, arteries of trade or commerce. • (n.) The trachea or windpipe. • (n.) One of the vessels or tubes which carry either venous or arterial blood from the heart. They have tricker and more muscular walls than veins, and are connected with them by capillaries.Artery: w...
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artery

in human physiology, any of the vessels that, with one exception, carry oxygenated blood and nourishment from the heart to the tissues of the body. ... [16 related articles]
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artery

A major blood vessel that carries oxygenated blood from the heart to the tissues and forms part of the circulatory system. All arteries except the pulmonary artery carry oxygenated blood. Pulmonary arteries transport blood that has a low oxygen content from the right ventricle to the lungs. Systemic...
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Artery

Vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the body. The major arteries of the heart are called the coronary arteries. (Read about 'The Heart & Cardiovascular System' 'Vascular System: Arteries and Veins')
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artery

artery, blood vessel that conveys blood away from the heart. Except for the pulmonary artery, which carries deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs, arteries carry oxygenated blood from the heart to the tissues. The largest arterial trunk is the aorta, branches of which divide and subdivide i...
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Artery

A large blood vessel that takes blood from the heart to other parts of the body.
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Artery

Arteries are muscular and elastic-walled vessels that form a network to carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to all parts of the body. Smaller branches called arterioles extend from the arteries and connect to even smaller branches called metarterioles which deliver the blood to the capillaries. The exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between b...
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