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posterior interventricular branch of right coronary artery


Definition: continuation of right coronary artery in posterior interventricular sulcus; descends to apex to anastomose with anterior interventricular artery; supplies most of diaphragmatic aspect of ventricles and posterior third of interventricular septum.

Synonym(s): ramus interventricularis posterior arteriae coronariae dextraeTA, posterior descending coronary artery, posterior interventricular artery

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