superior epigastric artery

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su·pe·ri·or ep·i·gas·tric ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, the medial terminal branch of internal thoracic; distribution, abdominal muscles and integument, falciform ligament; anastomoses, inferior epigastric.

su·pe·ri·or ep·i·gas·tric ar·te·ry

(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr ep'i-gas'trik ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, the medial terminal branch of internal thoracic; distribution, abdominal muscles and integument, falciform ligament; anastomoses, inferior epigastric.
Synonym(s): arteria epigastrica superior.

superior epigastric artery

The terminal branch of the internal thoracic artery. The superior epigastric artery runs downward through the anterior diaphragm and enters the rectus sheath; it anastomoses with the upward traveling inferior epigastric artery.
See also: artery
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