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Definition: 'Pontine Arteries'

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pontine arteries

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1. branches of the basilar artery that serve the pons; divided into medial branches [TA] (rami mediales [TA]) or paramedian pontine branches [TAalt] and lateral branches [TA] (rami laterales [TA] or circumferential pontine branches [TAalt]); the circumferential pontine arteries are sometimes designated as short circumferential and long circumferential branches.

Synonyms: arteriae pontis, arteries of pons, rami ad pontem

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