ramus circumflexus arteriae coronariae sinistrae

ramus circumflexus arteriae coronariae sinistrae
[TA] circumflex branch of left coronary artery: a branch that curves around to the back of the left ventricle in the coronary sulcus, supplying the left ventricle and left atrium. Called also circumflex artery.

Left coronary artery with circumflex branch (ramus circumflexus arteriae coronariae sinistrae) and interventricular septal branches (rami interventriculares septales arteriae coronariae sinistrae), shown in anterior oblique view in a left coronary arteriogram.

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  • rami interventriculares septales arteriae coronariae sinistrae — [TA] interventricular septal branches of left coronary artery: branches of the anterior interventricular branch of the left coronary artery that supply about the anterior two thirds of the interventricular septum. See illustration at ramus… …   Medical dictionary

  • Ramus — In anatomy, a branch, such as a branch of a blood vessel or nerve. For example, the ramus acetabularis arteriae circumflexae femoris medialis is the branch of an artery that goes to the socket of the hip joint. The plural of ramus is rami. * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • branch — An offshoot; in anatomy, one of the primary divisions of a nerve or blood vessel. A b.. See ramus, artery, nerve, vein. SYN: ramus (1) [TA]. accessory meningeal b. SYN: pterygomeningeal artery …   Medical dictionary

  • Circumflex branch of left coronary artery — Artery: Circumflex branch of left coronary artery Base and diaphragmatic surface of heart. (Circumflex branch not visible, but would be near the coronary sinus.) …   Wikipedia

  • circumflex artery — n any of several paired curving arteries: as a) either of two arteries that branch from the deep femoral artery or from the femoral artery itself: (1) LATERAL FEMORAL CIRCUMFLEX ARTERY (2) MEDIAL FEMORAL CIRCUMFLEX ARTERY b) either of two… …   Medical dictionary

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