The left gastric artery arises from the coeliac trunk, and runs along the superior portion of the lesser curvature of the stomach, while the right gastric artery supplies the inferior portion. Branches also supply the lower oesophagus. The celiac artery and its branches. ... The stomach (Gaster) In anatomy, the stomach (in ancient Greek ÏÏÏÎ¼Î±ÏÎ¿Ï) is an organ in the alimentary canal used to digest food. ... The esophagus, oe/œsophagus*, or gullet is the muscular tube in vertebrates through which ingested food passes from the mouth area to the stomach. ...
In terms of disease, the left gastric artery may be involved in peptic ulcer disease: if an ulcer erodes through the stomach mucosa into a branch of the artery, this can cause massive blood loss into the stomach, which may result in such symptoms as haematemesis or melaena. Peptic ulcer is a non-malignant ulcer of the stomach (called gastric ulcer) or duodenum (called duodenal ulcer). ... The mucous membranes (or mucosa) are linings of ectodermic origin, covered in epithelium, that line various body cavities and internal organs. ... Upper gastrointestinal bleed or upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage is a bleed from a lesion proximal to the ligament of Treitz, which connects the fourth portion of the duodenum to the splenic flexure of the large intestine. ... The stomach (Gaster) In anatomy, the stomach (in ancient Greek ÏÏÏÎ¼Î±ÏÎ¿Ï) is an organ in the alimentary canal used to digest food. ... The term symptom (from the Greek syn = con/plus and pipto = fall, together meaning co-exist) has two similar meanings in the context of physical and mental health: A symptom can be a physical condition which shows that one has a particular illness or disorder (see e. ... Hematemesis or haematemesis is the vomiting of fresh red blood. ... In medicine, melaena or melena is the passage of black tarry motions per rectum. ...
Categories: Arteries | Abdomen The circulatory system or cardiovascular system is the organ system which circulates blood around the body of most animals. ... The heart and lungs (from an older edition of Grays Anatomy) The heart (Latin cor) is a hollow, muscular organ that pumps blood through the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions. ... The largest artery in the human body, the aorta originates from the left ventricle of the heart and brings oxygenated blood to all parts of the body in the systemic circulation. ... Section of an artery An artery or arterial is also a class of highway. ... An arteriole is a blood vessel that extends and branches out from an artery and leads to capillaries. ... Capillaries are the smallest of a bodys blood vessels, measuring 5-10 Î¼m. ... A venule is a small blood vessel that allows blood to return from the capillary beds to the larger blood vessels called veins. ... In biology, a vein is a blood vessel which returns blood from the microvasculature to the heart. ... The brachiocephalic veins, superior vena cava, inferior vena cava, azygos vein and their tributaries The superior and inferior venae cavae are the veins that return the blood from the body into the heart. ... The pulmonary arteries carry blood from the heart to the lungs. ... The lungs flank the heart and great vessels in the chest cavity. ... The pulmonary veins carry blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart. ... Red blood cells (erythrocytes) are present in the blood and help carry oxygen to the rest of the cells in the body Blood is a circulating tissue composed of fluid plasma and cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets). ...
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