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pl. arteries [Gr. artēria, windpipe, artery] A vessel carrying blood away from the heart. Pulmonary arteries carry deoxygenated blood from the right ventricle to the lungs to pick up oxygen and to release carbon dioxide; systemic arteries carry oxygenated blood from the left ventricle to the rest of the body.
ANATOMY A typical artery has three tissue layers: the inner layer (tunica intima) has endothelial tissue; the middle layer (tunica media) has smooth muscle and elastic connective tissue; and the outer layer (tunica externa) has connective tissue.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Artery." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/755194/all/artery.
Artery. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/755194/all/artery. Accessed August 24, 2019.
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