inferior gluteal artery

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in·fe·ri·or glu·te·al ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, internal iliac; distribution, hip joint and gluteal region; anastomoses, branches of internal pudendal, lateral sacral, superior gluteal, obturator, medial and lateral circumflex femoral.

inferior gluteal artery

a large terminal trunk of the internal iliac artery that contributes to the blood supply of the gluteal region and anastomoses with a network of vessels around the hip joint.

in·fe·ri·or glu·te·al ar·te·ry

(in-fēr'ē-ŏr glū'tē-ăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, internal iliac; distribution, hip joint and gluteal region; anastomoses, branches of internal pudendal, lateral sacral, superior gluteal, obturator, medial, and lateral circumflex femoral.
Synonym(s): arteria glutea inferior, arteria ischiadica.

inferior gluteal artery

A branch of the internal iliac artery; it leaves the pelvic cavity through the greater sciatic foramen, below the piriformis muscle, and it supplies blood to the gluteus maximus muscle. Its branches include the sciatic and coccygeal arteries, and it anastomoses with the lateral and medial circumflex femoral arteries.
See also: artery