A corkscrew-like artery in premenstrual or progestational endometrium; uterine spiral arteries play a vital role in supplying nutrients to the placenta and fetus, and are thus remodeled into highly dilated inelastic vessels by the action of invading trophoblast (physiological change) [ J:100668 http://www.informatics.jax.org/accession/anna MP:0012726 J:117841 ]

Synonyms: endometrial spiral artery endometrial spiral arteriole

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plural term
spiral arteries

external definition

In women, rats and mice, the endometrial vessels are coiled and known as spiral arteries[PMID:16413937].

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spiral artery

has related synonym

spiral arteries

spiral artery



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