Abdominal Aorta

The abdominal aorta is the portion of the aorta which descends into the abdominal cavity. It is the largest artery in this part of the body. The branches of the abdominal aorta may be divided into three sets: the visceral branches, which supply the organs in the abdomen, renals, testicles and ovaries; the parietal branches, which supply the diaphragm from below and the posterior abdominal walls; and the terminal branches, which descend to supply the organs of the pelvis, the pelvic wall, and...

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    [Continued from above] . . . the paired common iliacs, which supply the lower extremities.