What is the artery serving the kidney?

What is the artery serving the kidney?

renal artery, one of the pair of large blood vessels that branch off from the abdominal aorta (the abdominal portion of the major artery leading from the heart) and enter into each kidney.

Which arteries and veins serve the kidneys?

The renal arteries branch off of the abdominal aorta and supply the kidneys with blood. The arterial supply of the kidneys varies from person to person, and there may be one or more renal arteries to supply each kidney. The renal veins are the veins that drain the kidneys and connect them to the inferior vena cava.

What is arcuate artery?

Arcuate artery (arteria arcuata) The arcuate artery of the foot is a branch of the dorsalis pedis artery. It courses on the dorsum of the foot, passing laterally over the bases of the metatarsal bones beneath the tendons of the extensor digitorum brevis muscle.

Which artery diverges from the renal artery?

The afferent arterioles branch from the renal artery, which supplies blood to the kidneys. The afferent arterioles later diverge into the capillaries of the glomerulus.

Where is the radial artery?

The radial artery runs on the inside of the forearm from the elbow to the thumb. The artery lies just under the surface of the skin. You may be able to see the blue or purple vein inside your wrist where the artery brings blood to the thumb.

What is anterior tibial artery?

The anterior tibial artery is one of the terminal branches of the popliteal artery. It arises below the popliteal fossa, in the posterior (flexor) compartment of the leg. The artery terminates at the level of the ankle joint, where it gives off its terminal branch, the dorsalis pedis artery.

Is the renal artery an elastic artery?

Generally, the structure of the aortic wall and renal artery is defined as elastic and muscular [7]. In all animals, the only cell type in the aorta tunica media is smooth muscle cells, but in the avian species not only smooth muscle cells but also connective tissue cells as second major cell type are found [8].

Is the cortex part of the kidney?

The renal cortex is the outer part of the kidney. It contains the glomerulus and convoluted tubules. The renal cortex is surrounded on its outer edges by the renal capsule, a layer of fatty tissue.

What is the femoral artery?

The femoral artery is the main blood vessel supplying blood to your lower body. It starts in your upper thigh, near your groin and runs down to the back of your knee. The function of the femoral artery and its branches is to supply the lower body with blood. Your tissues need blood to get oxygen and nutrients.