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Medical Term:

inferior mesenteric artery


Definition: origin, at the L3 vertebral level as the third and smallest anterior visceral branch of the abdominal aorta; branches, left colic, sigmoid, superior rectal; anastomoses, middle colic and middle rectal.

Synonym(s): arteria mesenterica inferiorTA

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