Definition of Brachial artery

1. Noun. The main artery of the upper arm; a continuation of the axillary artery; bifurcates into the radial and ulnar arteries at the elbow.

Exact synonyms: Arteria Brachialis
Generic synonyms: Arteria, Arterial Blood Vessel, Artery
Group relationships: Arm

Medical Definition of Brachial artery

1. The artery that runs from the shoulder down to the elbow. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brachial Artery

brachial anaesthesia
brachial artery (current term)
brachial birth palsy
brachial cleft cyst
brachial fascia
brachial gland
brachial lymph nodes
brachial muscle
brachial neuritis
brachial plexitis
brachial plexus
brachial plexus neuropathy
brachial vein
brachial veins

Literary usage of Brachial artery

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1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"The surgical anatomy of the brachial artery. Supinator brevis. This space, cubital fossa, contains the brachial artery with its accompanying veins, ..."

2. Pye's Surgical Handicraft: A Manual of Surgical Manipulations, Minor Surgery by Walter Pye (1893)
"brachial artery.—This artery probably more frequently requires compression than all thti others put together, by reason of the great number of accidents to ..."

3. The Anatomy of the Human Body by John Bell, Charles Bell (1802)
"III. OF THE brachial artery. THE brachial artery is that ... all above that is axillary, and all below it brachial artery, down to the bend of the arm, ..."

4. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by John Bell, Charles Bell (1829)
"OF THE brachial artery. The brachial artery is that division of the artery which is marked by the tendon of the great pectoral muscle: for as that is the ..."

5. A Text Book of Anatomy, and Guide in Dissections: For the Use of Students of by Washington R. Handy (1854)
"It is covered by the fascia of the arm, and at the bend of the elbow by the bicipital aponeurosis and median basilic vein. BRANCHES OF THB brachial artery. ..."

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