axillary artery

[n] - the part of the main artery of the arm that lies in the armpit and is continuous with the subclavian artery above and the brachial artery below
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axillary artery

<anatomy, artery> The continuation of the subclavian artery; it distributes over the upper limb, axilla, chest and shoulder. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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axillary artery

arteria axillaris noun the part of the main artery of the arm that lies in the armpit and is continuous with the subclavian artery above and the brachial artery below
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axillary artery

origin, continuation of subclavian artery; branches, subscapular branches, and superior thoracic, thoracoacromial, lateral thoracic, subscapular, and anterior and posterior circumflex humeral arteries; distribution, upper limb, armpit, chest, shoulder.
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axillary artery

(from the article `human cardiovascular system`) ...arms are supplied by the subclavian artery on the left and by the continuation of the innominate on the right. At approximately the border of the ...
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axillary artery

Type: Term Definitions: 1. the continuation of the subclavian artery after it crosses the first rib to enter the axilla; it becomes the brachial artery on passing the inferior border of the teres major muscle. It is accompanied by the cords of the brachial plexus and is enclosed with them and the axillary vein in the axillary sheath as it traverses...
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Axillary Artery

At the edge of the first rib, the subclavian artery becomes the axillary artery, which continues to descend to the tendon of the teres major muscle and becomes the brachial artery. The artery divides into three branches around the pectoralis minor muscle, one above the muscle, one behind the muscle and one below the muscle. This artery brings a fre...
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Axillary artery

In human anatomy, the axillary artery is a large blood vessel that conveys oxygenated blood to the lateral aspect of the thorax, the axilla (armpit) and the upper limb. Its origin is at the lateral margin of the first rib, before which it is called the subclavian artery. After passing the lower margin of teres major it becomes the brachial artery....
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