Communicating artery


Communicating artery

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  • communicating artery — n any of three arteries in the brain that form parts of the circle of Willis: a) one connecting the anterior cerebral arteries called also anterior communicating artery b) either of two arteries that occur one on each side of the circle of Willis …   Medical dictionary

  • communicating artery — noun any of three arteries in the brain that make up the circle of Willis • Syn: ↑arteria communicans • Hypernyms: ↑artery, ↑arteria, ↑arterial blood vessel • Part Holonyms: ↑brain, ↑encep …   Useful english dictionary

  • communicating artery anterior — arteria communicans anterior …   Medical dictionary

  • communicating artery posterior — arteria communicans posterior …   Medical dictionary

  • Posterior communicating artery — Infobox Artery Name = Posterior communicating artery Latin = arteria cerebri communicans posterior GraySubject = 146 GrayPage = 573 Caption = Schematic representation of the arterial circle and arteries of the brain. The posterior communicating… …   Wikipedia

  • Anterior communicating artery — Infobox Artery Name = Anterior communicating artery Latin = arteria communicans anterior GraySubject = 146 GrayPage = 572 Caption = The cerebral arterial circle and arteries of the brain. The anterior communicating arteries (top of figure)… …   Wikipedia

  • anterior communicating artery — n COMMUNICATING ARTERY (a) …   Medical dictionary

  • posterior communicating artery — n COMMUNICATING ARTERY (b) …   Medical dictionary

  • central arteries posteromedial of posterior communicating artery — arteriae centrales posteromediales arteriae communicantis posterioris …   Medical dictionary

  • Artery — A vessel that carries blood that is 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… …   Medical dictionary