basilar artery


basilar artery
an artery in the base of the brain, formed by the union of the two vertebral arteries. It extends from the lower to the upper border of the pons Varolii and then divides to form the two posterior cerebral arteries.

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  • basilar artery — n an unpaired artery that is formed by the union of the two vertebral arteries, runs forward within the skull just under the pons, divides into the two posterior cerebral arteries, and supplies the pons, cerebellum, posterior part of the cerebrum …   Medical dictionary

  • Basilar artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arteria basilaris GraySubject = 148 GrayPage = 580 Caption = The basilar artery (middle of figure) arises from the vertebral arteries and terminates when it bifurcates in the left and right posterior… …   Wikipedia

  • basilar artery — noun an unpaired artery; supplies the pons and cerebellum and the back part of the cerebrum and the inner ear • Syn: ↑arteria basilaris • Hypernyms: ↑artery, ↑arteria, ↑arterial blood vessel • Part Holonyms: ↑head, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • basilar artery syndrome — vertebrobasilar insufficiency …   Medical dictionary

  • Артерия Базилярная (Basilar Artery) — артерия, расположенная в основании головного мозга (в базилярной борозде мозга); образуется при соединении двух позвоночных артерий. Проходит от нижнего до верхнего края варолиева моста, а затем делится на две задние мозговые артерии. Источник:… …   Медицинские термины

  • basilar migraine — basilar artery migraine a type of ophthalmic migraine whose aura fills both visual fields and which may be accompanied by dysarthria and problems of equilibrium such as vertigo and incoordination; the symptoms are in the area supplied by the… …   Medical dictionary

  • artery of the labyrinth — noun an artery that is a branch of the basilar artery that supplies the labyrinth • Syn: ↑labyrinthine artery, ↑internal auditory artery • Hypernyms: ↑artery, ↑arteria, ↑arterial blood vessel • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • basilar sulcus of pons — sulcus basilaris pontis [TA] the anteromedian groove in the pons, lodging the basilar artery …   Medical dictionary

  • Artery — A vessel that carries blood that is high in oxygen content away from the heart to the farthest reaches of the body. Since blood in arteries is usually full of oxygen, the hemoglobin in the red blood cells is oxygenated. The resultant form of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Basilar membrane — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = lamina basilaris ductus cochlearis GraySubject = 232 GrayPage = 1056 Caption = Cross section of the cochlea. Caption2 = Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve = Lymph = MeshName = Basilar+membrane… …   Wikipedia


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