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superior mesenteric artery


Definition: origin, at the L1 vertebral level as the second anterior visceral branch of the abdominal aorta; branches, inferior pancreaticoduodenal, jejunal, ileal, ileocolic, appendicular, right colic, middle colic; anastomoses, superior pancreaticoduodenal and left colic.

Synonym(s): arteria mesenterica superiorTA

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