brachial artery


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Noun1.brachial artery - the main artery of the upper armbrachial artery - the main artery of the upper arm; a continuation of the axillary artery; bifurcates into the radial and ulnar arteries at the elbow
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
arm - a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
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Sackner noted that "others have shown that a vigorous exercise training program in young men with average fitness improved brachial artery function.
He studied 34 patients with a history of total thyroidectomy for well-differentiated thyroid cancer who received injections of recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone on 2 consecutive days, followed by ultrasound assessment of brachial artery flow-mediated dilation (FMD) at 6, 24, 30, and 48 hours and again 5 days after the first injection.
Use the bell of the stethoscope, not the diaphragm, to listen for sounds, because the bell is designed to pick up low-pitched sounds and the diaphragm is designed to pick up high-pitched sounds; it should be placed over the brachial artery below but not touching the cuff, he said.
Flow-mediated dilatation of the brachial artery was noninvasively examined by 2D high-resolution ultrasound machine (GE Medical Systems Vivid 7 Pro, GE Vingmed AS, Horten, Norway) with a 12-MHz linear array transducer in Echocardiography Laboratory of Department of Cardiology.
Heart rate, brachial arterial pressures and brachial artery distensibility measures were unaltered by alagebrium therapy.
With that comes lower levels of estrogen and early menopause, which could lead to brachial artery dysfunction and to a greater risk of heart disease.
Endothelial function will be measured by an ultrasound test of the brachial artery in the arm, a non-invasive procedure.
Endothelial function was evaluated via brachial artery flow-mediated dilation, and microvascular function and arterial stiffness were assessed.
Brachial artery blood pressure taken in the sitting position.
Endothelial function was assessed by flow-mediated dilatation on the brachial artery and by ET-1 plasma levels.