popliteal artery

popliteal artery
popliteal artery n the continuation of the femoral artery that after passing through the thigh crosses the popliteal space and soon divides into the anterior and posterior tibial arteries

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arteria poplitea.

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  • Artery — A vessel that carries blood that is high in oxygen content away from the heart to the farthest reaches of the body. Since blood in arteries is usually full of oxygen, the hemoglobin in the red blood cells is oxygenated. The resultant form of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Posterior tibial artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arteria tibialis posterior GraySubject = 162 GrayPage = 637 Caption = Back of left lower extremity, showing surface markings for bones, vessels, and nerves. (Posterior tibial artery labeled at bottom right.) …   Wikipedia

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