Central retinal artery
The blood vessel that carries blood into the eye and supplies nutrition to the retina. The counterpart to the central retinal artery is the central retinal vein, the vessel that carries blood away from the retina.

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central retinal artery n CENTRAL ARTERY OF THE RETINA

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Central retinal artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arteria centralis retinae GraySubject = 146 GrayPage = 571 Caption = The ophthalmic artery and its branches. (Central retinal artery visible at center.) Caption2 = Interior of posterior half of bulb of left… …   Wikipedia

  • extraocular part of central retinal artery — pars extraocularis arteriae centralis retinae …   Medical dictionary

  • intraocular part of central retinal artery — pars intraocularis arteriae centralis retinae …   Medical dictionary

  • retinal artery — see CENTRAL RETINAL ARTERY …   Medical dictionary

  • Central retinal vein — Infobox Vein Name = PAGENAME Latin = vena centralis retinae GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Veins of orbit. (Central retinal vein not labeled, but region is visible the vein is inside the optic nerve.) Caption2 = Diagram of the blood vessels… …   Wikipedia

  • retinal artery occlusion — blockage of an artery supplying blood to the retina, usually as a result of thrombosis or embolism. The central retinal artery enters the eye at the optic disc and then divides into branches to supply different parts of the retina. Blockage of… …   Medical dictionary

  • retinal artery occlusion — blockage of an artery supplying blood to the retina, usually as a result of thrombosis or embolism. The central retinal artery enters the eye at the optic disc and then divides into branches to supply different parts of the retina. Blockage of… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Artery, central retinal — The blood vessel that carries blood into the eye and supplies nutrition to the retina. The counterpart to the central retinal artery is the central retinal vein, the vessel that carries blood away from the retina …   Medical dictionary

  • Retinal artery, central — The blood vessel that carries blood into the eye and supplies nutrition to the retina. The counterpart to the central retinal artery is the central retinal vein, the vessel that carries blood away from the retina …   Medical dictionary

  • Central retinal vein — The blood vessel that carries blood away from the retina of the eye. The counterpart to the central retinal vein is the central retinal artery, the blood vessel that carries blood into the eye and supplies nutrition to the retina. * * * central… …   Medical dictionary

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