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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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palmar carpal arch

Anatomy; Arteries

The palmar carpal arch is an anatomical term that denotes the combination (anastomosis) of two arteries: the palmar carpal branch of the radial artery and the palmar carpal branch of the ulnar ...

dorsal carpal arch

Anatomy; Arteries

The dorsal carpal arch (dorsal carpal network, posterior carpal arch) is an anatomical term for the combination (anastomosis) of dorsal carpal branch of the radial artery and the dorsal carpal branch ...

deep palmar arches

Anatomy; Arteries

The deep palmar arch (deep volar arch) is an arterial network found in the palm. It is usually formed mainly from the terminal part of the radial artery, with the ulnar artery contributing via its ...

descending branch of the femoral circumflex artery

Anatomy; Arteries

The descending branch of lateral circumflex femoral artery runs downward, behind the rectus femoris, upon the vastus lateralis, to which it gives offsets; one long branch descends in the muscle as ...

descending genicular artery

Anatomy; Arteries

The descending genicular artery (highest genicular artery) arises from the femoral artery just before it passes through the opening in the tendon of the Adductor magnus.

superior genicular arteries

Anatomy; Arteries

The superior genicular arteries (superior articular arteries), two in number, arise one on either side of the popliteal artery, and wind around the femur immediately above its condyles to the front ...

inferior genicular arteries

Anatomy; Arteries

The inferior genicular arteries (inferior articular arteries), two in number, arise from the popliteal.

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