Nutrient artery

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Nutrient artery
Nutrientvessel.png
A nutrient artery feeding the femur seen on X-ray
LatinArteria nutricia, arteria nutriens
Gray'ssubject #18 88
 
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Nutrient artery
Nutrientvessel.png
A nutrient artery feeding the femur seen on X-ray
LatinArteria nutricia, arteria nutriens
Gray'ssubject #18 88

The medullary or nutrient artery (arteria nutricia), usually accompanied by one or two veins, sends branches upward and downward to the bone marrow, which ramify in the medullary membrane, and give twigs to the adjoining canals. Nutrient Arteries are the most apparent blood vessels of the bones.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.