An epithelial tube or tree of tibes that transports blood away from the heart[modified from AEO definition]. [ ]

Synonyms: arterial tree organ part arteries arterial subtree

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

plural term
arteries [ TAO:0000005 ]

editor note

Note that in FMA an artery is a tree, whereas AEO/JB defines it as a tube; FMA includes a separate class for what it calls the trunk. Classification in this ontology may currently (Jan 2012) represent a mix of both schemes, although we are gradually revising in the direction of the AEO scheme.

external definition

Part of the circulatory system composed of blood vessels which carry oxygenated blood away from the heart to the rest of the body.[AAO]

fma set term

has related synonym

arterial vessel

arterial system

homology notes

The appearance of Chordata and subsequently the vertebrates is accompanied by a rapid structural diversification of this primitive linear heart: looping, unidirectional circulation, an enclosed vasculature, and the conduction system.[well established][VHOG]