subclavian artery

subclavian artery
either of a pair of arteries, one on each side of the body, that carry the main supply of blood to the arms.

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  • subclavian artery — n the proximal part of the main artery of the arm that arises on the right side from the brachiocephalic artery and on the left side from the arch of the aorta, that extends from its point of origin to the outer border of the first rib where it… …   Medical dictionary

  • Subclavian artery — Infobox Artery Name = Subclavian artery Latin = arteria subclavia GraySubject = 148 GrayPage = 575 Caption = Schematic of the proximal aorta and its branches. The left subclavian artery is the fifth branch of the aorta and the third branch from… …   Wikipedia

  • subclavian artery — noun either of two arteries that supply blood to the neck and arms • Syn: ↑arteria subclavia • Hypernyms: ↑artery, ↑arteria, ↑arterial blood vessel • Part Holonyms: ↑clavicle, ↑collarbone …   Useful english dictionary

  • subclavian artery — either of two arteries supplying blood to the neck and arms. The right subclavian artery branches from the innominate artery; the left subclavian arises directly from the aortic arch …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • subclavian artery — noun Date: 1688 the proximal part of the main artery of the arm or forelimb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • subclavian artery — the artery supplying the pectoral fin …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • subclavian artery — noun One of two major arteries (left and right) of the upper thorax located beneath the clavicle and supplying the upper extremities and head …   Wiktionary

  • subclavian artery — subcla′vian ar′tery n. anat. either of a pair of large arteries that supply blood to the neck and arms • Etymology: 1680–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • Aberrant subclavian artery — Aberrant subclavian artery, or aberrant subclavian artery syndrome refers to a rare anatomical variant of the origin of the right or left subclavian artery. This abnormality is the most common congenital vascular anomaly of the aortic arch. The… …   Wikipedia

  • groove for subclavian artery — 1. sulcus arteriae subclaviae. 2. a broad, shallow, transverse groove across the top of each lung, lodging the subclavian artery …   Medical dictionary

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