Axillary artery



axillary artery

axillary artery n.
A continuation of the subclavian artery in the armpit, becoming the brachial artery in the arm, with superior thoracic, thoracoacromial, lateral thoracic, subscapular, and posterior and superior circumflex humeral branches.
Historical Examples

The aneurism was of the third part of the axillary artery, and a ligature was applied at the lower margin of the pectoralis minor.
Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 George Henry Makins

When the arm is raised to a right angle with the body, the axillary artery can be plainly felt beating in the axilla.
A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell

Classically the subclavian is considered as continuing into the anterior appendage as the axillary artery.
Thoracic and Coracoid Arteries In Two Families of Birds, Columbidae and Hirundinidae Marion Anne Jenkinson

Neither the axillary artery nor these pectoral arteries were traced in my study.
Thoracic and Coracoid Arteries In Two Families of Birds, Columbidae and Hirundinidae Marion Anne Jenkinson

This was incised (Colonel Stevenson) and a wound of the axillary artery in its third part discovered, and the vessel ligatured.
Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 George Henry Makins

In all doves studied the coracoid artery arose from the subclavian medial to the axillary artery.
Thoracic and Coracoid Arteries In Two Families of Birds, Columbidae and Hirundinidae Marion Anne Jenkinson

In doves the thoracic artery arose consistently from the pectoral stem, lateral to the origin of the axillary artery.
Thoracic and Coracoid Arteries In Two Families of Birds, Columbidae and Hirundinidae Marion Anne Jenkinson

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