Definition of Basilar artery
1. Noun. An unpaired artery; supplies the pons and cerebellum and the back part of the cerebrum and the inner ear.
Generic synonyms: Arteria, Arterial Blood Vessel, Artery
Group relationships: Caput, Head
Medical Definition of Basilar artery
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Literary usage of Basilar artery
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"Alexander, of Liverpool, in the hope that by diminishing the supply of blood to the posterior The basilar artery (Fig. 291), so named from its position at ..."
2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1846)
"Aneurism of the basilar artery.—An example of this very rare affection is ... On the right side of the basilar artery there existed an aneurismal sac of a ..."
3. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1839)
"The basilar artery, in the manner in which it is formed, ... BESIDES those peculiarities of structure of the basilar artery which are well known, ..."
4. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1893)
"In this way the vertebral arteries through the basilar artery join with the ... circle in various ways—from the basilar artery along the right posterior ..."
5. A Text-book of physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"In this way the vertebral arteries through the basilar artery join ... Blood can pass along this circle in various ways—from the basilar artery along the ..."
6. A Laboratory Manual and Text-book of Embryology by Charles William Prentiss (1915)
"Origin of the Vertebral Arteries and basilar artery. ... the basilar artery, which thus is connected cranially with the internal carotids, caudad with the ..."
7. The Anatomist's Vade Mecum: A System of Human Anatomy by Erasmus Wilson (1840)
"In the same number of cases he found a small band stretching across the cylinder of the basilar artery, near the junction of the two vertebral arteries ..."