arcuate artery


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Related to arcuate artery: Deep plantar artery, interlobular artery

arcuate artery

In the kidneys, a branch of the interlobar arteries that runs along the base of the pyramids. Branches of the arcuate arteries are called the interlobular arteries, and these give rise to the afferent glomerular arteries.
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arcuate artery

terminal branch of dorsalis pedis artery, running diagonally across the lesser metatarsal bases, deep to extensor tendons; gives an intermetatarsal artery to each intermetatarsal space, each of which communicates with a similar branch from the plantar arch (i.e. plantar arcuate artery) via communicating branches at the proximal end of each intermetatarsal space