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Splenic artery   /splˈɛnɪk ˈɑrtəri/   Listen
Splenic artery

An artery that originates from the celiac trunk and supplies blood to the spleen.  Synonyms: arteria lienalis, lienal artery.

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... Albrecht mentions a case shown at a meeting of the Vienna Medical Society of a very large number of spleens found in the mesogastrium, peritoneum, on the mesentery and transverse mesocolon, in Douglas' pouch, etc. There was a spleen "the size of a walnut" in the usual position, with the splenic artery and vein in their normal position. Every one of these spleens had a capsule, was covered by peritoneum, and exhibited the histologic appearance of splenic tissue. According to the review of this article, Toldt explains ...
— Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine • George M. Gould

Words linked to "Splenic artery" :   spleen, artery, arterial blood vessel, lien, arteria

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