Definition of Subclavian artery

1. Noun. Either of two arteries that supply blood to the neck and arms.

Exact synonyms: Arteria Subclavia
Group relationships: Clavicle, Collarbone
Generic synonyms: Arteria, Arterial Blood Vessel, Artery

Definition of Subclavian artery

1. Noun. (anatomy) One of two major arteries (left and right) of the upper thorax located beneath the clavicle and supplying the upper extremities and head. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subclavian Artery

subclavian arteries
subclavian artery (current term)
subclavian steal syndrome
subclavian vein
subclinical absence

Literary usage of Subclavian 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)
"The left subclavian artery is more deeply placed than the right in the first ... Compression of the subclavian artery is required in cases of operations ..."

2. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1890)
"I. COMPRESSION OF THE subclavian artery. All surgeons know the difficulty of maintaining steady and effectual occlusion of the subclavian artery by pressure ..."

3. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1922)
"Scries of schemata of the embryonic arterial arches in explanation of the anomalous right subclavian artery described in the text. The dotted lines indicate ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"On the right side the subclavian artery arises from the innominate artery ... In order to facilitate the description, each subclavian artery is divided into ..."

5. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"THE subclavian artery. The left subclavian (Fig. 118, c) arises from the convexity of the aortic arch just distad of the origin of the innominate artery, ..."

6. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1891)
"The left subclavian artery, which is of smaller size than usual, ... The right subclavian artery arises from the back (dorsal aspect) of the arch of the ..."

7. The Cat: An Introduction to the Study of Backboned Animals, Especially Mammals by St. George Jackson Mivart (1881)
"The subclavian artery first approaches the clavicle, and then, arching over the first rib, recedes to the axilla and becomes the axillary artery. ..."

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