Defenders of the industry, however, point out that artery tears are uncommon.
For a patient having a serious heart attack, clearing the artery can save a life, Newman says.
At a certain point, this artery suddenly allows side-of-the-road parking.
Now surgeons will have an hour to fix the artery, return blood, and revive you.
The equivalent of that nerve— the most direct route to its end organ—is to go south of the equivalent of the artery.
If the blood comes out in spurts, it is from an artery; but if it flows steadily, it is from a vein.
It went, the doctor said, within a hair's-breadth of the artery.
Ordinarily the rupture of an artery on one side of the brain causes a paralysis on the other side of the body.
If the blood is bright and comes out in spurts, it's an artery.
Strip the arm, feel for the artery, a little below the arm-pit, just inside of the large muscle.
late 14c., from Anglo-French arterie, Old French artaire (13c.; Modern French artère), and directly from Latin arteria, from Greek arteria "windpipe," also "an artery," as distinct from a vein; related to aeirein "to raise" (see aorta).
They were regarded by the ancients as air ducts because the arteries do not contain blood after death; medieval writers took them for the channels of the "vital spirits," and 16c. senses of artery in English include "trachea, windpipe." The word is used in reference to artery-like systems of major rivers from 1805; of railways from 1850.
artery ar·ter·y (är'tə-rē)
Any of a branching system of muscular, elastic blood vessels that, except for the pulmonary and umbilical arteries, carry aerated blood away from the heart to the cells, tissues, and organs of the body.