Artery, ophthalmic: The ophthalmic artery supplies blood to the eye and adjacent structures of face. It arises from the internal carotid artery that courses up deep within the front of the neck.
- Artery, splenic
Artery, splenic: A large artery within the abdomen that arises from an arterial vessel called the celiac trunk, which emerges from the aorta. The splenic artery supplies blood not only to the spleen, but also to the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, liver, and pancreas.
- Artery, vertebral
Artery, vertebral: A key artery located in the back of the neck that carries blood from the heart to the brain.
- Arth. and Musculoskeletal and Skin Dis, Nat'l Inst
Arthritis and Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases, National Institute of: One of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. As its somewhat cumbersome name indicates, NIAMS’s mission is a wide and important one, namely to “conduct and support a broad spectrum of research on normal structure and function of bones, muscles, and skin, as well […]
Our Symptoms article on Joint Pain provides a comprehensive look at the possible causes and treatments of Joint Pain. Arthralgia: Pain in a joint.
Inflammation of a joint. When joints are inflamed they can develop stiffness, warmth, swelling, redness and pain. There are over 100 types of arthritis. (see osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, gout, pseudogout).