internal iliac artery

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in·ter·nal il·i·ac ar·ter·y

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

internal iliac artery

a division of the common iliac artery, supplying the walls of the pelvis, the pelvic viscera, the genital organs, and part of the medial thigh. In the fetus the internal iliac artery is twice as large as the external iliac artery and is the direct continuation of the common iliac artery. After birth the internal iliac artery becomes smaller than the external iliac artery. Also called hypogastric artery. Compare external iliac artery.

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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