inferior gluteal artery(redirected from arteria ischiatica)
in·fe·ri·or glu·te·al ar·ter·y[TA]
origin, internal iliac; distribution, hip joint and gluteal region; anastomoses, branches of internal pudendal, lateral sacral, superior gluteal, obturator, medial and lateral circumflex femoral.
in·fe·ri·or glu·te·al ar·te·ry(in-fēr'ē-ŏr glū'tē-ăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
inferior gluteal artery
A branch of the internal iliac artery; it leaves the pelvic cavity through the greater sciatic foramen, below the piriformis muscle, and it supplies blood to the gluteus maximus muscle. Its branches include the sciatic and coccygeal arteries, and it anastomoses with the lateral and medial circumflex femoral arteries.
See also: artery