• WordNet 3.6
    • adj arterial of or involving or contained in the arteries "arterial disease","the arterial system","arterial blood"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The aorta, which is largest artery located in the body, is about the diameter of a garden hose
    • Arterial Of or pertaining to a main channel (resembling an artery), as a river, canal, or railroad.
    • Arterial Of or pertaining to an artery, or the arteries; as, arterial action; the arterial system.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are some types of chocolates that are actually good for the arteries and heart
    • arterial Of or pertaining to an artery or to the arteries: as, arterial action.
    • arterial Contained in an artery: as, arterial blood.
    • arterial Having a main channel and many branches or ramifications, like the arteries: as, arterial drainage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Laid end-to-end, the arteries, capillaries and veins would stretch for about 60,000 miles in the average child and would be about 100,000 miles in an adult - enough to wrap around the world nearly four times.
    • adj Arterial v.t. Artēr′ialise, to make arterial
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  • Horace Bushnell
    Horace Bushnell
    “Habits are to the soul what the veins and arteries are to the blood, the courses in which it moves.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “As the arteries grow hard, the heart grows soft.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. artériel,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.—Gr. artēria, orig. the windpipe most probably—Gr. air-ein, to raise. The ancient conception of the artery as an air-duct gave rise to the derivation from Gr. aēr, air.


In literature:

To quench this awful thirst, I cut an artery in my arm and sucked its blood.
"Debris" by Madge Morris
You saved your arteries and your money and kept your feet dry.
"The Turtles of Tasman" by Jack London
The position of main arteries.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
Yet sure if every artery were broke, Thou wouldst find strength for such another stroke.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
Thrombosis of the Brachial Artery.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
He could hear her arteries and her heart throbbing with frightful force.
"Led Astray and The Sphinx" by Octave Feuillet
The muscular coating of the carotid artery was divided.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
For example, the rhythmically contracting heart forces a small quantity of blood into the arteries at short intervals.
"The Story of the Living Machine" by H. W. Conn
His window looked out upon that thoroughfare which is to San Francisco what the aorta is to the arterial system.
"Burned Bridges" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
It was the main artery through which the flying people poured to escape from what seemed a doomed land.
"The Life Story of an Old Rebel" by John Denvir

In poetry:

Salt serum stays his arteries
Sly tide threading the ribs of sand,
Till his lost being dries, and cries
For that unspeakable salt land
Beyond the Day of Jubilo.
"Jubilo" by Allen Tate
The innocent mansion of a panthers heart!
It crumbles, tick-tick time drags it in
Till now his arteries lag and now they start
Reverence with the frigid gusts of sin.
"Idiot" by Allen Tate
There was an Old Person of Tartary,
Who divided his jugular artery;
But he screeched to his wife,
And she said, 'Oh, my life!
Your death will be felt by all Tartary!'
"Limerick:There was an Old Person of Tartary" by Edward Lear
The clouds that tower in storm, that beat
Arterial thunder in their veins;
The wildflowers lifting, shyly sweet,
Their perfect faces from the plains,—
All high, all lowly things of Earth
For no vague end have had their birth.
"The Age Of Gold" by Madison Julius Cawein
With the stren'th of all my bein', and the heat of hart and brane,
And ev'ry livin' drop of blood in artery and vane,
I love you and respect you, and I venerate your name,
Fer the name of William Leachman and True Manhood's jest the same!
"To My Old Friend, William Leachman" by James Whitcomb Riley
The patchwork halves were cloven as they scudded
The wild pigs' wood, and slime upon the trees,
Sucking the dark, kissed on the cyanide,
And loosed the braiding adders from their hairs,
Rotating halves are horning as they drill
The arterial angel.
"My World Is Pyramid" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

Self-Expanding Intracoronary Prosthesis Limits Arterial Injury.
The vProtect Luminal Shield is a self-expanding intracoronary prosthesis designed to limit arterial injury that typically occurs when stents are deployed.
Ma Ultra Proximal Cerebral Protection Device for use during carotid artery stenting (CAS).
Contractor hits water line, traffic artery flooded.
Stent Placement in Patients With Atherosclerotic Renal Artery Stenosis and Impaired Renal FunctionA Randomized Trial.
In this randomized trial, medical treatment of renal artery stenosis was compared with medical treatment plus stenting.
When Simple Actions Ravage Arteries.
MartinDunitz, a London publisher of medical texts, is one lucky man, if you can call anyone who has suffered damage to one of the two arteries that feed the brain lucky.
Retrograde Approach to Complete Artery Blockages Boosts Success Rates.
Radial Artery Outperforms Saphenous Vein Graft in CABG Patients.
Prostatic Artery Embolization May Help When Medications Don't, Study Finds.
Sedentary Kids Have Narrowed Arteries.
A new study says that kids who spend too much time watching TV or on the computer, have a higher risk of developing narrowed arteries in the back of their eyes.
Study Shows Starion Ligating Shears Good for Endoscopic Artery, Vein Harvesting.
THE large billboard first appeared about six months ago on Sukhumvit Road, one of Bangkok's major arteries, and advertised in glowing colors a new housing project.

In science:

In sham-operated group (n=5), the arteries were freed from connective tissue but were not occluded.
The highly selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor DFU is neuroprotective when given several hours after transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils
In the light of all these evidences, the present study was conducted to assess whether pyruvate would show neuroprotective efficacy on the cerebral infarction induced by permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion (pMCAO), a clinically-relevant model of stroke.
Effects of pyruvate administration on infarct volume and neurological deficits following permanent focal cerebral ischemia in rats
Briefly, the right common carotid artery (CCA) was exposed by a ventral midline neck incision and ligated with a 3-0 silk suture.
Effects of pyruvate administration on infarct volume and neurological deficits following permanent focal cerebral ischemia in rats
Arteriotomy was performed in the CCA approximately 3 mm proximal to the bifurcation and a 3-0 monofilament nylon suture, whose tip had been rounded by being heated near a flame was introduced into the internal carotid artery (ICA) until a mild resistance was felt (18-19 mm).
Effects of pyruvate administration on infarct volume and neurological deficits following permanent focal cerebral ischemia in rats
We decided to explore the effects of pyruvate at the exact dose range and similar treatment schedule of those tested by Lee et al in rats subjected to pMCAO, because most cases of human ischemic stroke are caused by permanent occlusion of cerebral arteries.
Effects of pyruvate administration on infarct volume and neurological deficits following permanent focal cerebral ischemia in rats