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posterior branch of inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery


Definition: the more dorsal of the two branches into which the inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery bifurcates; supplies uncinate process and head of pancreas, as well as the third and fourth parts of the duodenum; anastomoses with the posterior branch of the superior pancreaticoduodenal artery.

Synonym(s): ramus posterior arteriae pancreaticoduodenalis inferiorisTA

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