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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. [ MESH : A07.231.114.565.755 ]

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Term information

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Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, human_reference_atlas

definition
  • 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.
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 exact synonym
  • superior mesenteric arterial tree
has related synonym
  • arteria mesenterica superior
id
  • UBERON:0001182
present in taxon
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9606
structure notes
  • Origin: abdominal aorta; branches, inferior pancreaticoduodenal, jejunal, ileal, ileocolic, right colic, and middle colic arteries; distribution: small intestine, proximal half of colon