popliteal artery

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pop·lit·e·al ar·ter·y

[TA]
continuation of femoral artery in the popliteal space, bifurcating (at the lower border of the popliteus muscle as it passes deep to the arcus tendineus of the soleus muscle) into the anterior and posterior tibial arteries; branches, lateral and medial superior genicular, middle genicular, lateral and medial inferior genicular, and sural arteries.
Synonym(s): arteria poplitea [TA]

popliteal artery

Etymology: L, poples, ham of the knee; Gk, arteria, airpipe
a continuation of the femoral artery, extending from the opening in the abductor magnus, passing through the popliteal fossa at the knee, dividing into 10 branches, and supplying various muscles of the thigh, leg, and foot. Its branches are the anterior tibial, posterior tibial, patellar rete, genicular articular, sural, medial superior genicular, lateral superior genicular, middle genicular, medial inferior genicular, and lateral inferior genicular.

pop·lit·e·al ar·te·ry

(pop-lit'ē-ăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Continuation of the femoral artery in the popliteal space, bifurcating (at the lower border of the popliteus muscle as it passes deep to the arcus tendineus of the soleus muscle) into the anterior and posterior tibial arteries; branches, lateral and medial superior genicular, middle genicular, lateral and medial inferior genicular, and sural arteries.
Synonym(s): arteria poplitea [TA] .

popliteal artery

continuation of femoral artery, deep within popliteal fossa; divides at inferior fossa to form anterior and posterior tibial arteries
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