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brachial artery

brachial artery in Medicine

brachial artery n.

  1. An artery that is a continuation of the axillary artery, with branches to the deep brachial, superior and inferior ulnar collateral, muscular, and nutrient arteries, and with bifurcations at the elbow into the radial and the ulnar arteries.

  2. An artery that is an occasional variation of the brachial artery and in which the brachial artery lies superficial to the median nerve in the arm; superficial brachial artery.

  3. An artery with origin in the brachial artery, with distribution to the shoulder and to the muscles and integument of the arm, and with anastomoses to the radial recurrent, recurrent interosseous, ulnar collateral, and posterior circumflex humeral arteries; deep brachial artery.

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  • Hence the clinical measuring of the pressure in the brachial artery alone is not sufficient for a diagnosis of arteriosclerosis.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • Hg lower than the systolic pressure, and consequently these figures represent the pulse pressure in the brachial artery of man.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • All measurements are taken from the brachial artery, with the individuals in the sitting posture.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • It is measured by noting the first sound audible over the brachial artery using the auscultatory method.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • In the second case an aberrant artery was given off from the radial side of the brachial artery, again almost at its origin.

    On the Genesis of Species St. George Mivart
  • The irregular tones heard over the brachial artery in cases of irregular heart action have been called "tonal arrhythmias."

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • In man the measurement is most conveniently made from the brachial artery.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • Finally, the brachial artery, followed in its divisions and subdivisions to the palm of the hand, was seen to be injected.

    History of Embalming J. N. Gannal
  • The assistant slipped his thumbs over the brachial artery in such manner as to close it.

    The Downfall Emile Zola
  • A small traumatic aneurism was found on the brachial artery, and the vessel was ligatured above it.

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