colic artery
colic artery n any of three arteries that branch from the mesenteric arteries and supply the large intestine:
a) a branch of the superior mesenteric artery serving the ascending colon called also colica dextra, right colic artery
b) a branch of the superior mesenteric artery serving the transverse colon called also colica media, middle colic artery
c) a branch of the inferior mesenteric artery supplying the descending colon called also colica sinistra, left colic artery

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  • colic artery accessory superior — arteria colica media …   Medical dictionary

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  • colic artery left — arteria colica sinistra …   Medical dictionary

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  • colic artery right — arteria colica dextra …   Medical dictionary

  • Middle colic artery — Artery: Middle colic artery The superior mesenteric artery and its branches. (Middle colic visible at center top.) …   Wikipedia

  • Left colic artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arteria colica sinistra GraySubject = 154 GrayPage = 610 Caption = The inferior mesenteric artery and its branches. (Left colic visible at center right.) Caption2 = Sigmoid colon and rectum, showing… …   Wikipedia

  • Right colic artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arteria colica dextra GraySubject = 154 GrayPage = 609 Caption = The superior mesenteric artery and its branches. (Right colic visible at center.) Caption2 = BranchFrom = superior mesenteric artery BranchTo …   Wikipedia

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