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dorsal carpal arterial arch


Definition: a vascular network over the dorsal surface of the carpal joints, formed by anastomoses of branches of the anterior and posterior interosseous, and dorsal carpal branches of the radial and ulnar arteries.

Synonym(s): rete carpale dorsaleTA, dorsal carpal network, rete carpi posterius

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