descending genicular artery


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de·scend·ing ge·nic·u·lar ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, femoral, in adductor canal; distribution, penetrates vastoadductor fascia to supply knee joint and adjacent parts; terminates by dividing into saphenous and articular branches; anastomoses, articular network of knee (medial superior genicular, medial inferior genicular).

de·scend·ing ge·nic·u·lar ar·te·ry

(dĕ-send'ing je-nik'yū-lăr ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, femoral, in adductor canal; distribution, penetrates vasoadductor fascia to supply knee joint and adjacent parts; anastomoses, medial superior genicular, medial inferior genicular, lateral superior genicular, lateral inferior genicular, and anterior tibial recurrent arteries, i.e., articular network of knee.
Synonym(s): arteria descendens genus [TA] .
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