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palmar carpal branch of radial artery


Definition: a small branch of the radial artery that passes medially across the wrist to supply the carpal joints; it anastomoses with the anterior carpal branch of the ulnar artery.

Synonym(s): ramus carpalis palmaris arteriae radialisTA, ramus carpeus palmaris arteriae radialis

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