inferior rectal artery

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in·fe·ri·or rec·tal ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, internal pudendal; distribution, anal canal, muscles and skin of the anal region, and skin of the buttock; anastomoses, middle rectal, perineal, and gluteal.
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in·fe·ri·or rec·tal ar·te·ry

(in-fēr'ē-ŏr rek'tăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, internal pudendal; distribution, anal canal, muscles and skin of the anal region, and skin of the buttocks; anastomoses, middle rectal, perineal, and gluteal.
Synonym(s): arteria rectalis inferior, inferior hemorrhoidal artery.
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inferior rectal artery

A branch of the pudendal artery; its two or three branches supply blood to the anus.
See also: artery
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The prostate and surrounding rectal tissue consists of branches of the inferior vesical artery and the middle and inferior rectal arteries. The rectal vein plexus is also located in this region and can increase in size in case of hemorrhoids.