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An artery is any blood vessel in the body which carries blood away from the heart to the organs, muscles and other tissue that needs it. Some arteries in the human body include the coronary arteries (take blood from the heart to the heart, strangely enough), pulmonary arteries (heart to the lungs to oxygenate it), the femoral arteries (supply blood to the legs) and the brachial arteries (supply blood to the arms).

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