An artery was a large blood vessel.
In 2370, the location of Worf's bite mark on Deanna Troi, nowhere near a major artery or organ, led Dr. Crusher to speculate (correctly) that the mutated Klingon didn't wish to harm a similarly mutated Troi, but rather saw her as his mate. (TNG: "Genesis")
|Arteries: Aorta • Basilar • Brachial • Carotid • Femoral • Lateral • Middle meningeal|
|Medical conditions: Aortic rupture • aging • arteriosclerosis (atherosclerosis) • damage • disruption • occlusion • pressure • rupture • vasoconstriction|
|Tests and treatments: aortal graft • basilar arterial scan • cytoglobin • pressor field|