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descending branch

 

Definition: branch of an artery or nerve passing inferiorly. Terminologia Anatomica lists descending branches of the superior and posterior segmental arteries of the right and left lungs, the lateral and medial femoral circumflex arteries, the occipital artery, and the superficial cervical artery.

Synonym(s): ramus descendensTA

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