femoral artery

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fem·o·ral ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, continuation of external iliac distal to the inguinal ligament; branches, external pudendal, superficial epigastric, superficial circumflex iliac, deep artery of thigh, descending genicular, terminating as the popliteal artery as it passes through the adductor hiatus to enter the popliteal space.
Synonym(s): arteria femoralis [TA]

femoral artery

n.
The main artery of the thigh, supplying blood to the groin and lower extremity.

fem·o·ral ar·te·ry

(fem'ŏr-ăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, continuation of external iliac, beginning at inguinal ligament; branches, external pudendal, superficial epigastric, superficial circumflex iliac, profunda femoris, descending genicular, terminating as the popliteal artery as it passes through the adductor hiatus to enter the popliteal space.
Synonym(s): arteria femoralis [TA] .

femoral artery

The main artery of the leg in the area between the groin and the back of the knee, where it divides into two and passes down to supply the lower leg. The femoral artery supplies all the muscles and other structures of the thigh with blood.

Femoral artery

An artery located in the groin area that is the most frequently accessed site for arterial puncture in angiography.
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