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ascending branch

 

Definition: a branch directed superiorly. Terminologia Anatomica recognizes an ascending branch of the following: 1) anterior segmental arteries of left and right lungs (ramus ascendens arteriae segmentales anteriores pulmones sinistrae et dextrae [TA]), 2) deep circumflex iliac artery (ramus ascendens arteriae circumflexae iliacae profundae [TA]), 3) inferior epigastric artery (ramus ascendens arteriae epigastricae inferiores [TA]), 4) lateral and medial circumflex femoral arteries (rami ascendens arteriae circumflexae femoris lateralis et medialis [TA]), 5) posterior segmental arteries of left and right lungs (ramus ascendens arteriae segmentales pulmones sinistrae et dextrae [TA]), and 6) superficial cervical artery (ramus ascendens ramorum superficiales arteriae transversae collie [TA]).

Synonym(s): ramus ascendensTA

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