palmar arch

palmar arch
palmar arch n either of two loops of blood vessels in the palm of the hand:
a) a deeply situated transverse artery that is composed of the terminal part of the radial artery joined to a branch of the ulnar artery and that supplies principally the deep muscles of the hand, thumb, and index finger called also deep palmar arch
b) a superficial arch that is the continuation of the ulnar artery which anastomoses with a branch derived from the radial artery and that sends branches mostly to the fingers called also superficial palmar arch

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  • palmar arch — noun : either of two loops of blood vessels in the palm of the hand: a. : a deep arch that is formed by the continuation of the radial artery and a branch of the ulnar artery and supplies principally the deep muscles of the hand, thumb, and index …   Useful english dictionary

  • Deep palmar arch — Artery: Deep palmar arch Palm of left hand, showing position of skin creases and bones, and surface markings for the volar arches …   Wikipedia

  • Superficial palmar arch — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arcus palmaris superficialis, arcus volaris superficialis GraySubject = 152 GrayPage = 598 Caption = Palm of left hand, showing position of skin creases and bones, and surface markings for the volar arches.… …   Wikipedia

  • deep palmar arch — n PALMAR ARCH (a) * * * arcus palmaris profundus …   Medical dictionary

  • superficial palmar arch — n PALMAR ARCH (b) * * * arcus palmaris superficialis …   Medical dictionary

  • Palmar arches — (or Volar arches) can refer to: * Deep palmar arch * Superficial palmar arch …   Wikipedia

  • Palmar carpal arch — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Ulnar and radial arteries. Deep view. (Palmar carpal arch visible at level of volar radial carpal and volar ulnar carpal , but not labeled.) Caption2 = BranchFrom = palmar… …   Wikipedia

  • Palmar digital veins — Vein: Palmar digital veins The superficial veins of the upper extremity. (Palmar digital veins not labeled but visible at bottom.) …   Wikipedia

  • Palmar metacarpal arteries — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arteriae metacarpales palmares, arteriae metacarpeae volares GraySubject = 151 GrayPage = 595 Caption = Ulnar and radial arteries. Deep view. (Volar metacarpal visible at bottom center.) Caption2 =… …   Wikipedia

  • Palmar intercarpal ligaments — Infobox Ligament Name = PAGENAME Latin = ligamenta intercarpalia palmaria GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Ligaments of wrist. Anterior view. From = carpal To = carpal MeshName = MeshNumber = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = l 09… …   Wikipedia

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