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Arteries

Any of the muscular elastic tubes that form a branching system and that carry oxygenated blood away from the heart to the cells, tissues, and organs of the body.

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common iliac artery

Anatomy; Arteries

The common iliac arteries are two large arteries that originate from the aortic bifurcation at the level of the fourth lumbar vertebra. They bifurcate into the external iliac artery and internal ...

internal iliac artery

Anatomy; Arteries

The internal iliac artery (formerly known as the hypogastric artery) is the main artery of the pelvis.

external iliac artery

Anatomy; Arteries

The external iliac arteries are two major arteries which bifurcate off the common iliac arteries anterior to the sacroiliac joint of the pelvis. They proceed anterior and inferior along the medial ...

perforating branches

Anatomy; Arteries

The perforating arteries, usually three in number, are so named because they perforate the tendon of the Adductor magnus to reach the back of the thigh.

deep femoral artery

Anatomy; Arteries

The profunda femoris artery (also known as the deep femoral artery, or the deep artery of the thigh) is a branch of the femoral artery that, as its name suggests, travels more deeply (posteriorly) ...

popliteal artery

Anatomy; Arteries

In human anatomy, the popliteal artery is defined as the extension of the "superficial" femoral artery after passing through the adductor canal and adductor hiatus above the knee. The termination of ...

dorsal metatarsal artery

Anatomy; Arteries

The first dorsal metatarsal artery runs forward on the first Interosseous dorsalis, and at the cleft between the first and second toes divides into two branches, one of which passes beneath the ...

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