profunda brachii artery


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Related to profunda brachii artery: nutrient artery of humerus, middle collateral artery

pro·fun·da bra·chi·i ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, brachial; course, accompanies radial nerve in radial groove on posterior aspect of humerus; distribution, humerus and muscles and integument of arm; anastomoses, posterior circumflex humeral, radial recurrent, recurrent interosseous, ulnar collateral, that is, articular vascular network of elbow.

pro·fun·da bra·chi·i ar·te·ry

(prō-fŭn'dă brā'kē-ī ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, brachial; distribution, humerus and muscles and integument of arm; anastomoses, posterior circumflex humeral, radial recurrent, recurrent interosseous, ulnar collateral, i.e., articular vascular network of elbow.
Synonym(s): deep artery of arm.

profunda brachii artery

A branch of the brachial artery that dives to the back of the arm and runs beside the radial nerve. Its branches include the radial collateral and medial collateral arteries.
Synonym: deep brachial artery See: brachial artery for illus.
See also: artery
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The lateral branch gave (I) common humeral circumflex artery, which divided into anterior and posterior circumflex humeral arteries, the latter continued as the profunda brachii artery.
The variations in the origin of Profunda brachii artery are quite rare as reported in the literature source available: Adachi "1928" (10).
Keen (1961) noticed the origin of profunda brachii artery from terminal part of axillary artery in 26% of cases and from posterior circumflex humeral or from subscapular artery in 6% of cases.