Anterior cecal artery
The human heart contains arteries that function as transportation vessels. The arteries carry blood to the heart from the appendages, stomach, and other areas of the body. The heart oxygenates the blood and the arteries carry the healthy blood back through the body. The anterior cecal artery is part of the ilecolic artery, which is located close to the heart. Its location from the heart, going inferiorly, is the aorta, abdominal aorta, superior masentric and then the ileocolic. The ileocolic artery branches off from the superior mesenteric artery. The superior mesenteric artery is located around the colon, pancreas, and intestine. The ileocolic artery has both a superior and interior branch. The artery supplies healthy blood to the appendix, ileum, and cecum. The cecal artery consists of the posterior artery, which is located behind the cecum and the anterior cecal artery, which is located in front of the cecum. In the human body, the cecum is found at the base of the colon, which it connects with the ileum, which is part of the small intestine. The cecal arteries supply blood to the cecum.
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