superior rectal artery

(redirected from arteria rectalis superior)

su·pe·ri·or rec·tal ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, inferior mesenteric; distribution, upper part of rectum; anastomoses, middle and inferior rectal.
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su·pe·ri·or rec·tal ar·te·ry

(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr rek'tăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, inferior mesenteric; distribution, upper part of rectum; anastomoses, middle and inferior rectal. As a tributary of the portal vein, its anastomosis with these arteries forms a portosystemic or portocaval anastomosis.
Synonym(s): arteria rectalis superior, superior hemorrhoidal artery.
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superior rectal artery

The terminal branch of the inferior mesenteric artery; it supplies blood to the upper rectum.
See also: artery
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