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descending genicular artery


Definition: origin, femoral, in adductor canal; distribution, penetrates vastoadductor fascia to supply knee joint and adjacent parts; terminates by dividing into saphenous and articular branches; anastomoses, articular network of knee (medial superior genicular, medial inferior genicular).

Synonym(s): arteria descendens genusTA, arteria anastomotica magna2, descending artery of knee, great anastomotic artery2

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