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descending branch of medial circumflex femoral artery


Definition: large artery passing deep to the rectus femoris muscle, accompanying the muscular branch of the femoral nerve to the vastus lateralis; terminates by anastomosing with the superior lateral genicular artery.

Synonym(s): ramus descendens arteriae circumflexae femoris medialisTA

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