Superior mesenteric artery
In human anatomy, the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) is an artery which arises from the anterior surface of the abdominal aorta, just inferior to the origin of the celiac trunk, and supplies blood to the intestine from the lower part of the duodenum through two-thirds of the transverse colon, as well as the pancreas.
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|Superior mesenteric artery|
intestinal branches (jejunal, ileal)
|Vein||superior mesenteric vein|
|Latin||arteria mesenterica superior|