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perforating branches of deep palmar arch


Definition: branches of the deep palmar arch that pass dorsally between the proximal portions of the metacarpal bones to anastomose with dorsal metacarpal arteries.

Synonym(s): rami perforantes arcus palmaris profundiTA, perforating arteries of hand

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