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ARTERIAL EPONYMS IN GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT

S A Kutia, V V Kiselev, O I Lyashchenko
Experimental & Clinical Gastroenterology 2015, (6): 103-8
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Eponym--name of the disease, certain structure or method after the person who usually first discovered and described them. Eponyms are widely spread in medicine which appeared to be in the area of a great interest for a lot of scientists. They can serve as a reflection of the evolution of the medical knowledge and making up the majority of anatomical terms. The article describes 12 arterial eponyms of the gastrointestinal tract giving a full anatomical description. It also gives an explanation of why and how those structures were named after certain scientists and what contribution they've made into the development of medicine.

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