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Artery

Artery
(Science: anatomy, artery) blood vessel carrying blood away from the heart, walls have smooth muscle and are innervated by the sympathetic nervous system.
A blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body.A major thoroughfare that bears important traffic.An artery carries large volumes of oxygenated blood to the major organs of the body. These arteries eventually branch off into smaller arterioles which transport blood to more remote areas in the body.


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