Definition of Lumbar artery

1. Noun. One of four or five pairs of arteries that originate in the abdominal aorta and supply the lumbar vertebrae and the back muscles and abdominal wall.

Exact synonyms: Arteria Lumbalis
Generic synonyms: Arteria, Arterial Blood Vessel, Artery

Medical Definition of Lumbar artery

1. Origin, abdominal aorta; one of four or five pairs; distribution, lumbar vertebrae, muscles of back, abdominal wall; anastomoses, intercostal, subcostal, superior and inferior epigastric, deep circumflex iliac, and iliolumbar. Synonym: arteria lumbalis. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lumbar Artery

lumbar appendicitis
lumbar artery (current term)
lumbar branch of iliolumbar artery
lumbar cistern
lumbar cord
lumbar disk removal
lumbar enlargement
lumbar enlargement of spinal cord
lumbar flexure
lumbar ganglia
lumbar hernia
lumbar iliocostal muscle
lumbar interspinal muscle
lumbar interspinales muscles
lumbar laminectomy
lumbar lymph nodes

Literary usage of Lumbar 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 lumbar branch supplies the Psoas and Quadratus lumborum muscles, anastomosing with the last lumbar artery, and sends a small spinal branch through the ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"In the interval between the adjacent transverse processes each lumbar artery gives off a posterior ramus which is continued backward between the transverse ..."

3. The Comparative anatomy of the domesticated animals by Auguste Chauveau (1887)
"... and even often before, the pelvic trunk gives off from its external side, and at a right angle, the ilio-lumbar artery, which passes directly outwards, ..."

4. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"On the fifth lumbar vertebra, the place of a lumbar artery is often taken by a branch from the middle sacral artery, and the ilio-lumbar compensates for the ..."

5. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1905)
"origin of the left lowest lumbar artery that it was difficult to determine whether it was a branch of the lumbar artery or FIG. 2. ..."

6. Textbook of Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1905)
"Further, a lumbar artery may have its area df distribution increased to the ... Not infrequently it arises from the last lumbar artery or from a stem common ..."

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