An artery is a major blood vessel that pumps blood away from your heart. For a healthy heart, keep your arteries clean!

  • Pronunciation: /ˈɑːtəri/
  • English Description: one of the tubes that carries blood from your heart to the rest of your body
  • Chinese Translation: 动脉(Dong4 Mai4)
  • Spanish Translation: arteria
  • STORY: The word artery originally stemmed from the Greek arteria, which means "windpipe." An artery is distinct from a smaller passage that carries blood in the body, called a vein. An artery is more important, as it is larger and collects and dispenses vast amounts of blood to various cells and tissues throughout the body. The word artery can also refer to a major route of transportation that absorbs the flow of local routes, like a highway or an interstate.


  • The deadliest disease in the world and the U.S. is coronary arterydisease. Forbes Apr 9, 2015

  • If a blood clot forms within a plaque-narrowed section of artery, it can block blood flow to the heart muscle and cause a heart attack.

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