core + health-lifesci (Health and Lifesciences Extension): terms relating to healthcare, medicine and the life sciences.


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Thing > MedicalEntity > AnatomicalStructure > Vessel > Artery

A type of blood vessel that specifically carries blood away from the heart.
PropertyExpected TypeDescription
Properties from Artery
arterialBranch AnatomicalStructure The branches that comprise the arterial structure. Supersedes branch.
source AnatomicalStructure The anatomical or organ system that the artery originates from.
supplyTo AnatomicalStructure The area to which the artery supplies blood.
Properties from AnatomicalStructure
associatedPathophysiology Text If applicable, a description of the pathophysiology associated with the anatomical system, including potential abnormal changes in the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of the system.
bodyLocation Text Location in the body of the anatomical structure.
connectedTo AnatomicalStructure Other anatomical structures to which this structure is connected.
diagram ImageObject An image containing a diagram that illustrates the structure and/or its component substructures and/or connections with other structures.
function Text Function of the anatomical structure.
partOfSystem AnatomicalSystem The anatomical or organ system that this structure is part of.
relatedCondition MedicalCondition A medical condition associated with this anatomy.
relatedTherapy MedicalTherapy A medical therapy related to this anatomy.
subStructure AnatomicalStructure Component (sub-)structure(s) that comprise this anatomical structure.
Properties from MedicalEntity
code MedicalCode A medical code for the entity, taken from a controlled vocabulary or ontology such as ICD-9, DiseasesDB, MeSH, SNOMED-CT, RxNorm, etc.
guideline MedicalGuideline A medical guideline related to this entity.
legalStatus DrugLegalStatus  or
MedicalEnumeration  or
The drug or supplement's legal status, including any controlled substance schedules that apply.
medicineSystem MedicineSystem The system of medicine that includes this MedicalEntity, for example 'evidence-based', 'homeopathic', 'chiropractic', etc.
recognizingAuthority Organization If applicable, the organization that officially recognizes this entity as part of its endorsed system of medicine.
relevantSpecialty MedicalSpecialty If applicable, a medical specialty in which this entity is relevant.
study MedicalStudy A medical study or trial related to this entity.
Properties from Thing
additionalType URL An additional type for the item, typically used for adding more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax. This is a relationship between something and a class that the thing is in. In RDFa syntax, it is better to use the native RDFa syntax - the 'typeof' attribute - for multiple types. tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
description Text A description of the item.
disambiguatingDescription Text A sub property of description. A short description of the item used to disambiguate from other, similar items. Information from other properties (in particular, name) may be necessary for the description to be useful for disambiguation.
identifier PropertyValue  or
Text  or
The identifier property represents any kind of identifier for any kind of Thing, such as ISBNs, GTIN codes, UUIDs etc. provides dedicated properties for representing many of these, either as textual strings or as URL (URI) links. See background notes for more details.
image ImageObject  or
An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described ImageObject.
mainEntityOfPage CreativeWork  or
Indicates a page (or other CreativeWork) for which this thing is the main entity being described. See background notes for details.
Inverse property: mainEntity.
name Text The name of the item.
potentialAction Action Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
sameAs URL URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Wikidata entry, or official website.
url URL URL of the item.

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