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lateral occipital artery


Definition: one of the terminal branches of the posterior cerebral artery; supplies medial and ventral portions of the temporal lobe through anterior, intermediate, medial, and posterior temporal branches; can be called the P3 segment of the posterior cerebral artery.

Synonym(s): arteria occipitalis lateralisTA, P3 segment of posterior cerebral arteryTA, segmentum P3 arteriae cerebri posteriorisTA

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