Mesenteric artery that supplies the large intestine from the left colic (or splenic) flexure to the upper part of the rectum, which includes the descending colon, the sigmoid colon, and part of the rectum. Proximally, its territory of distribution overlaps (forms a watershed) with the middle colic artery, and therefore the superior mesenteric artery. The SMA and IMA anastomose via the marginal artery (artery of Drummond). The territory of distribution of the IMA is more or less equivalent to the embryonic hindgut. [WP,unvetted]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inferior_mesenteric_artery ]

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

definition

Mesenteric artery that supplies the large intestine from the left colic (or splenic) flexure to the upper part of the rectum, which includes the descending colon, the sigmoid colon, and part of the rectum. Proximally, its territory of distribution overlaps (forms a watershed) with the middle colic artery, and therefore the superior mesenteric artery. The SMA and IMA anastomose via the marginal artery (artery of Drummond). The territory of distribution of the IMA is more or less equivalent to the embryonic hindgut. [WP,unvetted].

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e4/Gray538.png

has exact synonym

inferior mesenteric arterial tree

has related synonym

arteria mesenterica inferior

id

UBERON:0001183