celiac trunk

celiac trunk
truncus coeliacus.

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  • celiac trunk — noun an artery that originates from the abdominal aorta just below the diaphragm and branches into the left gastric artery and the common hepatic artery and the splenic artery • Syn: ↑celiac artery, ↑truncus celiacus, ↑arteria celiaca • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Celiac artery — Artery: Cantelmi[citation needed] artery The celiac artery and its branches. (Celiac artery visibile at center.) …   Wikipedia

  • Celiac plexus — Solar plexus redirects here. For the solar plexus chakra in mysticism and Hinduism, see Manipura. Nerve: Celiac plexus The right sympathetic chain and its connections with the thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic plexuses. (Label for celiac plexus at… …   Wikipedia

  • celiac artery — noun an artery that originates from the abdominal aorta just below the diaphragm and branches into the left gastric artery and the common hepatic artery and the splenic artery (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑celiac trunk, ↑truncus celiacus, ↑arteria celiaca •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • celiac artery — n a short thick artery arising from the aorta just below the diaphragm and dividing almost immediately into the gastric, hepatic, and splenic arteries called also celiac axis, truncus celiacus * * * see under trunk …   Medical dictionary

  • celiac artery compression syndrome — celiac axis compression syndrome compression of the celiac axis or trunk by crura of the diaphragm, which can interfere with the blood supply to the liver and spleen, resulting in intermittent postprandial pain in the upper abdomen …   Medical dictionary

  • Celiac branches of vagus nerve — Nerve: Celiac branches of vagus nerve Latin rami coeliaci nervi vagi From anterior gastric branches of anterior vagal trunk, posterior gastric branches of posterior vagal trunk To celiac plexus The celiac (or coeliac) branches of vagus …   Wikipedia

  • Celiac lymph nodes — Lymph: Celiac lymph nodes Lymphatics of stomach, etc …   Wikipedia

  • Celiac ganglia — Nerve: Celiac ganglia The celiac ganglia with the sympathetic plexuses of the abdominal viscera radiating from the ganglia. (Celiac ganglion labeled at center right.) …   Wikipedia

  • trunk — 1. The body (t. or torso), excluding the head and extremities. 2. A primary nerve, vessel, or collection of tissue before its division. 3. A large collecting lymphatic vessel. SYN: truncus [TA]. [L. truncus] …   Medical dictionary

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