Where are the major arteries located in the human body?

1 Answer
Oct 7, 2017

Everywhere....well mostly at your internal organs

( Note to viewer: I like making jokes about death, it's how I roll in life so please bare with me)


For the heart, there are the coronary arteries, pulmonary artery and the aorta.

The coronary arteries are responsible for the myocardial muscle cells; they get nutrients, oxygen to keep the heart pumping. That is why when you are in cardiac arrest, it means that blood is not supplying glucose( heart has a preference for lipids as an energy source) and oxygen so the heart stops and so, you are at death's front door.

The pulmonary artery is a special artery; arteries in general carry oxygenated blood away from the heart to the body. The pulmonary artery carries deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs to be oxygenated which returns to the heart via the pulmonary artery.

The aorta is the biggest artery in our body because it has to carry blood at high pressure to the rest of the body. If you were to slice your aorta, you would die in an instant, while the blood is violently gushing out of your body; sounds like fun, YYAAAYY!!!

Next up is your brain with the subclavian arteries.

Have you ever eaten a brain before? It kind of tastes like chicken because I once ate sheep's brain soup (cultural thing, don't ask why and no, I am not a female zombie shouting out BRAINS!!!!!).

Anyway, the subclavian arteries provide glucose and oxygen to our brain in order to function. If you press on either side of your neck, just below the jaw, you could kill yourself as you are preventing blood to flow into your brain.

Next is the hepatic artery.

The hepatic artery provides the liver with the essentials for it to function. Without it, the liver would not be able to perform it's wonderful processes such as breaking down alcohol as it is a toxic poison. Drink too much and you have liver cirrhosis meaning organ failure and death.

Ewan: "I don't love you anymore, Cass, I drank too much and...."
Cass: " EWAN!!!.....NNOOO!!!!"
Ewan: "Hey Death! you are so hot baby!!"
(Cass slowly turns around, flabberghasted as her bf was healthy while doing the dirty with death)
Cass: You pervert, you disgusting two-timer!! I HATE YOU!!!!

You got to love death as she will soon reach you one way or another at anytime.

Renal artery is pretty much the same thing as hepatic artery except for kidneys.

Mesenteric arteries are in your intestines and provide glucose and oxygen to Small and Large Intestines.

Trivial fact: chorizo contains all the innards of the pork; yes, yummy intestines!!!!