Definition of Middle cerebral artery

1. Noun. One of two branches of the internal carotid artery; divides into three branches.

Generic synonyms: Arteria Cerebri, Cerebral Artery



Medical Definition of Middle cerebral artery

1. One of the two large terminal branches (with anterior cerebral artery) of the internal carotid artery; it passes laterally around the pole of the temporal lobe, then posteriorly in the depth of the lateral cerebral fissure; for descriptive purposes it is divided into three parts: 1) the sphenoidal part (M1 segment of clinical terminology), supplying perforating branches to the internal capsule, thalamus, and striate body; 2) the insular part, supplying branches to the insula and adjacent cortical areas; and 3) the terminal part or cortical part, supplying a large part of the central cortical convexity (the latter two collectively forming M2 segment). Synonym: arteria cerebri media. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Middle Cerebral Artery

middle-sized
middle Atlantic
middle C
middle C's
middle Cs
middle age
middle atlantoepistrophic joint
middle axillary line
middle bodies
middle body
middle buster
middle cardiac vein
middle carpal joint
middle cells
middle cerebellar peduncle
middle cerebral artery (current term)
middle cerebral vein
middle cervical cardiac nerve
middle cervical fascia
middle cervical ganglion
middle cluneal nerves
middle colic artery
middle colic lymph nodes
middle colic vein
middle collateral artery
middle constrictor muscle of pharynx
middle costotransverse ligament
middle cranial fossa

Literary usage of Middle cerebral artery

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1. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"The middle cerebral artery is the larger of the two terminal branches. It appears to be the continuation of the parent trunk and it runs laterally into the ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1890)
"... AND A DISSECTING ANEURISM OF A BRANCH OF THE LEFT middle cerebral artery. (See page 156) DR. ..."

3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The middle cerebral artery (Fig. 295). the largest branch of the internal ... The branches of the middle cerebral artery are— Antero-lateral ganglionic. ..."

4. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Edward Albert Sharpey-Schäfer, George Dancer Thane, Johnson Symington (1893)
"All the convolutions of the parietal lobe are usually supplied by the middle cerebral artery. Occipital lobe.—This lobe is supplied entirely by the ..."

5. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1910)
"The distribution of the middle cerebral artery. ... middle cerebral artery are: Antero-lateral ganglionic. Inferior external frontal. Ascending frontal. ..."

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