brachial artery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n brachial artery the main artery of the upper arm; a continuation of the axillary artery; bifurcates into the radial and ulnar arteries at the elbow
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Brachial artery the great arterial trunk supplying the upper extremity between the armpit and the elbow—the direct continuation of the axillary artery
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Brace.

Usage

In literature:

The assistant slipped his thumbs over the brachial artery in such manner as to close it.
"The Downfall" by Emile Zola
Thrombosis of the Brachial Artery.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
There was no perceptible pulsation in either the brachial or radial artery, but the limb was warm.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
The operation for tying the brachial artery near the axilla.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
A, The brachial artery.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Left brachial artery arising from a common innominate trunk, instead of coming off separately from the aortic arch.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
In man the measurement is most conveniently made from the brachial artery.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
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