Definition of Communicating artery

1. Noun. Any of three arteries in the brain that make up the circle of Willis.

Exact synonyms: Arteria Communicans
Generic synonyms: Arteria, Arterial Blood Vessel, Artery
Group relationships: Brain, Encephalon

Medical Definition of Communicating artery

1. An artery that connects two larger artery's. See: anterior communicating artery, posterior communicating artery. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Communicating Artery

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communicating artery (current term)
communicating branch
communicating branch of chorda tympani to lingual nerve
communicating branch of facial nerve with glossopharyngeal nerve
communicating branch of facial nerve with tympanic plexus
communicating branch of glossopharyngeal nerve with auricular branch of vagus nerve
communicating branch of lacrimal nerve with zygomatic nerve
communicating branch of median nerve with ulnar nerve
communicating branch of otic ganglion to auriculotemporal nerve
communicating branch of otic ganglion to chorda tympani
communicating branch of otic ganglion with medial pterygoid nerve
communicating branch of otic ganglion with meningeal branch of mandibular nerve
communicating branch of peroneal artery
communicating branch of superior laryngeal nerve with recurrent laryngeal nerve
communicating branches of auriculotemporal nerve to facial nerve

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 ..."

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