posterior circumflex humeral artery(redirected from Posterior humeral circumflex artery)
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pos·te·ri·or cir·cum·flex hu·mer·al ar·ter·y[TA]
origin, axillary; course, passes around posterior aspect of surgical neck of humerus, traversing quadrangular space with axillary nerve; distribution, muscles and structures of shoulder joint; anastomoses, anterior circumflex humeral, suprascapular, thoracoacromial, and profunda brachii.
posterior circumflex humeral artery
an artery that originates from the third part of the axillary artery, leaves the axilla through the quadrangular space in the posterior wall, and enters the posterior scapular region where it supplies related muscles and the glenohumeral joint.