Mesenteric artery that supplies the whole length of the small intestine except the superior part of the duodenum. It also supplies the cecum and the ascending part of the colon and about half the transverse part of the colon. It arises from the anterior surface of the aorta below the celiac artery at the level of the first lumbar vertebra. [ ]

Synonyms: superior mesenteric arterial tree

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Term information

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Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c0/Superior_mesenteric_a.gif
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/68/Gray1099.png

has related synonym

arteria mesenterica superior

id

UBERON:0001182

structure notes

Origin: abdominal aorta; branches, inferior pancreaticoduodenal, jejunal, ileal, ileocolic, right colic, and middle colic arteries; distribution: small intestine, proximal half of colon