Definition of Communicating artery
1. Noun. Any of three arteries in the brain that make up the circle of Willis.
Generic synonyms: Arteria, Arterial Blood Vessel, Artery
Group relationships: Brain, Encephalon
Medical Definition of Communicating artery
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Literary usage of Communicating artery
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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The posterior communicating: artery (a. communicans posterior) (Fig. 592) runs backward from the internal carotid, and anastomoses with the posterior ..."
2. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1893)
"... a relatively large branch, the posterior communicating artery, which joins the posterior cerebral near the origin of this from the basilar artery. ..."
3. A Text-book of physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"Blood can pass along this circle in various ways—from the basilar artery along the right posterior communicating artery to the right internal carotid, ..."
4. The Gross and Minute Anatomy of the Central Nervous System by Herman Camp Grodinier, H. C. Cordinier (1899)
"POSTERIOR communicating artery. The posterior communicating artery arises from the back part of the internal carotid before that vessel divides into the ..."
5. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1888)
"In six cases there was an attempt at duplicity, or rather an incomplete form of this abnormality, in the shape of a second communicating artery placed ..."
6. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1883)
"The anterior communicating artery is a short branch, about two lines in length, ... The posterior communicating artery arises from the back part of the ..."