inferior rectal artery

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in·fe·ri·or rec·tal ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, internal pudendal; distribution, anal canal, muscles and skin of the anal region, and skin of the buttock; anastomoses, middle rectal, perineal, and gluteal.

in·fe·ri·or rec·tal ar·te·ry

(in-fēr'ē-ŏr rek'tăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, internal pudendal; distribution, anal canal, muscles and skin of the anal region, and skin of the buttocks; anastomoses, middle rectal, perineal, and gluteal.
Synonym(s): arteria rectalis inferior, inferior hemorrhoidal artery.

inferior rectal artery

A branch of the pudendal artery; its two or three branches supply blood to the anus.
See also: artery
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