artery (a)

A relatively thick-walled, muscular, pulsating blood vessel conveying blood in a direction away from the heart. With the exception of the pulmonary and umbilical arteries, the arteries convey red or aerated blood. At the major arteries, the arterial branches are listed separately following the designation branches. Syn: arteria [NA].


Abbott’s artery

aberrant artery

aberrant obturator artery

accessory obturator artery

acetabular artery

acromial artery

acromiothoracic artery

artery of Adamkiewicz

alar artery of nose

angular artery

artery of angular gyrus

anterior cecal artery

anterior cerebral artery

anterior choroidal artery

anterior ciliary artery

anterior circumflex humeral artery

anterior communicating artery

anterior conjunctival artery

anterior descending artery

anterior ethmoidal artery

anterior humeral circumflex artery

anterior inferior cerebellar artery

anterior inferior segmental artery of kidney

artery of anterior inferior segment of kidney

anterior intercostal arteries

anterior intercostal branches of internal thoracic artery

anterior interosseous artery

anterior interventricular artery

anterior labial arteries

anterior lateral malleolar artery

anterior medial malleolar artery

anterior mediastinal arteries

anterior meningeal artery

anterior parietal artery

anterior peroneal artery

anterior spinal artery

anterior superior alveolar arteries

anterior superior dental arteries

anterior superior segmental artery of kidney

artery of anterior superior segment of kidney

anterior temporal artery

anterior tibial artery

anterior tibial recurrent artery

anterior tympanic artery

anterolateral central arteries

anterolateral striate arteries

anterolateral thalamostriate arteries

anteromedial central arteries

anteromedial thalamostriate arteries

apicoposterior artery

appendicular artery

arciform arteries

arcuate artery

arcuate arteries of kidney

ascending artery

ascending cervical artery

ascending palatine artery

ascending pharyngeal artery

atrial arteries

artery to atrioventricular node

axillary artery

azygos artery of vagina

basilar artery

brachial artery

bronchial arteries

buccal artery

artery of bulb of penis

artery of bulb of vestibule

calcaneal arteries

calcarine artery

artery of calf

callosomarginal artery

caroticotympanic arteries

carotid arteries

carpal artery

caudal pancreatic artery

artery of caudate lobe

cavernous arteries

cecal arteries

celiac artery

central artery

central artery of retina

central sulcal artery

artery of central sulcus

cerebellar arteries

cerebral arteries

arteries of cerebral hemorrhage

cervicovaginal artery

Charcot’s arteries

chief artery of thumb

circumflex femoral arteries

circumflex fibular artery

circumflex humeral arteries

circumflex iliac arteries

circumflex scapular artery

coiled artery of the uterus

colic arteries

collateral artery

collateral digital artery

common carotid artery

common hepatic artery

common iliac artery

common interosseous artery

common palmar digital artery

common plantar digital artery

communicating artery

companion artery to sciatic nerve

conjunctival arteries

coronary artery

cortical arteries

costocervical artery

cremasteric artery

cricothyroid artery

cystic artery

deep auricular artery

deep brachial artery

deep cervical artery

deep circumflex iliac artery

deep artery of clitoris

deep epigastric artery

deep lingual artery

deep artery of penis

deep temporal artery

deep artery of thigh

deep artery of tongue

deferential artery

descending genicular artery

descending artery of knee

descending palatine artery

descending scapular artery

digital collateral artery

distributing artery

dolichoectatic artery

dorsal artery of clitoris

dorsal digital artery

dorsal artery of foot

dorsal interosseous artery

dorsalis pedis artery

dorsal metacarpal artery

dorsal metatarsal artery

dorsal nasal artery

dorsal artery of nose

dorsal pancreatic artery

dorsal artery of penis

dorsal scapular artery

dorsal thoracic artery

artery of Drummond

artery of ductus deferens

elastic artery

end artery

episcleral artery

esophageal arteries

external carotid artery

external iliac artery

external mammary artery

external maxillary artery

external artery of nose

external pudendal arteries

external spermatic artery

facial artery

femoral artery

fibular artery

frontal artery

gastric arteries

gastroduodenal artery

gastroepiploic arteries

gastro-omental arteries

genicular arteries

glaserian artery

great anastomotic artery

greater palatine artery

great pancreatic artery

great radicular artery

great superior pancreatic artery

helicine arteries of the penis

hepatic arteries

artery of Heubner

highest intercostal artery

highest thoracic artery

humeral artery

hyaloid artery

hypogastric artery

ileal arteries

ileocolic artery

iliac arteries

iliolumbar artery

inferior alveolar artery

inferior dental artery

inferior epigastric artery

inferior gluteal artery

inferior hemorrhoidal artery

inferior hypophysial artery

inferior internal parietal artery

inferior labial artery

inferior laryngeal artery

inferior lateral genicular artery

inferior medial genicular artery

inferior mesenteric artery

inferior pancreatic artery

inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery

inferior phrenic artery

inferior rectal artery

inferior segmental artery of kidney

artery of inferior segment of kidney

inferior suprarenal artery

inferior thyroid artery

inferior tympanic artery

inferior ulnar collateral artery

inferior vesical artery

infraorbital artery

infrascapular artery

innominate artery

insular arteries

intercostal arteries

interlobar artery

interlobar arteries of kidney

interlobular arteries

interlobular arteries of kidney

interlobular arteries of liver

intermediate temporal artery

internal auditory artery

internal carotid artery

internal iliac artery

internal mammary artery

internal maxillary artery

internal pudendal artery

internal spermatic artery

internal thoracic artery

intestinal arteries

jejunal arteries

arteries of kidney

Kugel’s anastomotic artery

artery of labyrinth

labyrinthine artery

lacrimal artery

lateral circumflex femoral artery

lateral circumflex artery of thigh

lateral femoral circumflex artery

lateral frontobasal artery

lateral inferior genicular artery

lateral malleolar arteries

lateral nasal artery

lateral occipital artery

lateral plantar artery

lateral sacral artery

lateral splanchnic arteries

lateral striate arteries

lateral superior genicular artery

lateral tarsal artery

lateral thoracic artery

left colic artery

left coronary artery

left gastric artery

left gastroepiploic artery

left gastro-omental artery

left hepatic artery

left pulmonary artery

lenticulostriate arteries

lesser palatine artery

lienal artery

lingual artery

long central artery

long posterior ciliary artery

long thoracic artery

lowest lumbar arteries

lowest thyroid artery

lumbar artery

macular arteries

marginal artery of colon

masseteric artery

mastoid artery

maxillary artery

medial circumflex femoral artery

medial circumflex artery of thigh

medial femoral circumflex artery

medial frontobasal artery

medial inferior genicular artery

medial malleolar arteries

medial occipital artery

medial plantar artery

medial striate artery

medial superior genicular artery

medial tarsal artery

median artery

median sacral artery

mediastinal arteries

medium artery

medullary arteries of brain

medullary spinal arteries

mental artery

metatarsal artery

middle cerebral artery

middle colic artery

middle collateral artery

middle genicular artery

middle hemorrhoidal artery

middle meningeal artery

middle rectal artery

middle sacral artery

middle suprarenal artery

middle temporal artery

muscular artery

musculophrenic artery

mylohyoid artery

myometrial arcuate arteries

myometrial radial arteries

Neubauer’s artery

nutrient artery

nutrient artery of femur

nutrient artery of fibula

nutrient arteries of humerus

nutrient artery of the tibia

obturator artery

occipital artery

omphalomesenteric artery

ophthalmic artery

orbital artery

orbitofrontal artery

ovarian artery

palmar interosseous artery

palmar metacarpal artery

palpebral arteries

artery of the pancreatic tail

paracentral artery

parent artery

parietal arteries

parieto-occipital artery

arteries of penis

perforating arteries

perforating arteries of foot

perforating arteries of hand

perforating arteries of internal mammary

perforating peroneal artery

pericallosal artery

pericardiacophrenic artery

perineal artery

peroneal artery

pipestem arteries

plantar metatarsal artery

pontine arteries

popliteal artery

postcentral artery

postcentral sulcal artery

artery of postcentral sulcus

posterior alveolar artery

posterior auricular artery

posterior cecal artery

posterior cerebral artery

posterior choroidal artery

posterior circumflex humeral artery

posterior communicating artery

posterior conjunctival artery

posterior dental artery

posterior descending artery

posterior ethmoidal artery

posterior humeral circumflex artery

posterior inferior cerebellar artery

posterior intercostal arteries 1–2

posterior intercostal arteries 3-11

posterior interosseous artery

posterior interventricular artery

posterior labial arteries

posterior lateral nasal arteries

posterior mediastinal arteries

posterior meningeal artery

posterior pancreaticoduodenal artery

posterior parietal artery

posterior peroneal arteries

posterior segmental artery of kidney

artery of posterior segment of kidney

posterior septal artery of nose

posterior spinal artery

posterior superior alveolar artery

posterior temporal artery

posterior tibial artery

posterior tibial recurrent artery

posterior tympanic artery

posterolateral central arteries

posteromedial central arteries

precentral artery

precentral sulcal artery

artery of precentral sulcus

precuneal artery

pre-Rolandic artery

princeps cervicis artery

princeps pollicis artery

principal artery of thumb

profunda brachii artery

profunda femoris artery

proper hepatic artery

proper palmar digital artery

proper plantar digital artery

artery of pterygoid canal

pubic arteries

pulmonary artery

artery of pulp

pyloric artery

radial artery

radial collateral artery

radial index artery

radialis indicis artery

radial recurrent artery

radicular arteries

ranine artery

recurrent artery

recurrent artery of Heubner

recurrent interosseous artery

recurrent radial artery

recurrent ulnar artery

renal artery

retroduodenal artery

right colic artery

right coronary artery

right gastric artery

right gastroepiploic artery

right gastro-omental artery

right hepatic artery

right pulmonary artery

Rolandic artery

artery of round ligament of uterus

artery to sciatic nerve

screw arteries

scrotal arteries

segmental arteries of kidney

septal artery

sheathed artery

short central artery

short gastric arteries

short posterior ciliary artery

sigmoid arteries

sinoatrial nodal artery

artery to the sinuatrial (S-A) node

sinuatrial node artery

sinus node artery

small arteries

somatic arteries

sphenopalatine artery

spinal arteries

spiral artery

splenic artery

stapedial artery

sternal arteries

sternomastoid artery

stylomastoid artery

subclavian artery

subcostal artery

sublingual artery

submental artery

subscapular artery

sulcal artery

superficial brachial artery

superficial cervical artery

superficial circumflex iliac artery

superficial epigastric artery

superficial palmar artery

superficial temporal artery

superficial volar artery

superior cerebellar artery

superior epigastric artery

superior gluteal artery

superior hemorrhoidal artery

superior hypophysial artery

superior intercostal artery

superior internal parietal artery

superior labial artery

superior laryngeal artery

superior lateral genicular artery

superior medial genicular artery

superior mesenteric artery

superior pancreaticoduodenal artery

superior phrenic artery

superior rectal artery

superior segmental artery of kidney

artery of superior segment of kidney

superior suprarenal arteries

superior thoracic artery

superior thyroid artery

superior tympanic artery

superior ulnar collateral artery

superior vesical artery

supraduodenal artery

supraorbital artery

suprascapular artery

supratrochlear artery

supreme intercostal artery

sural artery

terminal artery

testicular artery

thoracoacromial artery

thoracodorsal artery

thymic arteries

thyroid ima artery

transverse cervical artery

transverse facial artery

transverse artery of neck

transverse pancreatic artery

transverse scapular artery

ulnar artery

umbilical artery

urethral artery

uterine artery

vaginal artery

venous artery

ventral splanchnic arteries

ventricular arteries

vertebral artery

vidian artery

vitelline artery

volar interosseous artery

Wilkie’s artery

Zinn’s artery

zygomatico-orbital artery