communicating artery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n communicating artery any of three arteries in the brain that make up the circle of Willis
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Usage

In literature:

Harvey had no appreciation of how the arteries and veins communicated with each other.
"The Evolution of Modern Medicine" by William Osler
An aneurysm is a sac communicating with an artery, and containing fluid or coagulated blood.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
This road was the main artery in our communications on the right flank.
"With Our Army in Palestine" by Antony Bluett
The highroad was then the sole artery of commerce, of communication, of intercourse of man with man.
"Penguin Persons & Peppermints" by Walter Prichard Eaton
Communications between arteries are free and numerous.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
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In science:

Mild resistance to this advancement indicated that the intraluminal occluder had entered the anterior cerebral artery (ACA) and occluded the origin of the ACA, the middle cerebral artery (MCA) and posterior communicating arteries.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
Mild resistance to this advancement indicated that the intraluminal occluder had entered the anterior cerebral artery and occluded the origin of the anterior cerebral artery, the middle cerebral artery (MCA) and posterior communicating arteries .
Effects of pyruvate administration on infarct volume and neurological deficits following permanent focal cerebral ischemia in rats
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