internal iliac artery

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in·ter·nal il·i·ac ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, common iliac; branches, iliolumbar, lateral sacral, obturator, superior gluteal, inferior gluteal, umbilical, superior vesical, inferior vesical, middle rectal, and internal pudendal.

in·ter·nal il·i·ac ar·te·ry

(in-tĕr'nal il'ē-ak ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, common iliac; branches, from anterior division obturator, inferior gluteal, umbilical, superior vesical, inferior vesical, middle rectal, and internal pudendal; from posterior division: iliolumbar, lateral sacral, superior gluteal.
Synonym(s): arteria hypogastrica, arteria iliaca interna, hypogastric artery.

internal iliac artery

One of the two branches of the common iliac artery; it arises at the level of the lumbosacral disc.
Synonym: hypogastric artery See: aorta (Branches of aorta)for illus.
See also: artery
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