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Definition: 'Popliteal Artery'

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popliteal artery

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. continuation of femoral artery in the popliteal space, bifurcating (at the lower border of the popliteus muscle as it passes deep to the arcus tendineus of the soleus muscle) into the anterior and posterior tibial arteries; branches, lateral and medial superior genicular, middle genicular, lateral and medial inferior genicular, and sural arteries.

Synonyms: arteria poplitea



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