ascending branch

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as·cend·ing branch

a branch directed superiorly. Terminologia Anatomica recognizes an ascending branch of the following: 1) anterior segmental arteries of left and right lungs (ramus ascendens arteriae segmentales anteriores pulmones sinistrae et dextrae [TA]), 2) deep circumflex iliac artery (ramus ascendens arteriae circumflexae iliacae profundae [TA]), 3) inferior epigastric artery (ramus ascendens arteriae epigastricae inferiores [TA]), 4) lateral and medial circumflex femoral arteries (rami ascendens arteriae circumflexae femoris lateralis et medialis [TA]), 5) posterior segmental arteries of left and right lungs (ramus ascendens arteriae segmentales pulmones sinistrae et dextrae [TA]), and 6) superficial cervical artery (ramus ascendens ramorum superficiales arteriae transversae collie [TA]).
Synonym(s): ramus ascendens [TA]
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So the initial branch of the ac-loss hysteresis loop is discarded because the subsequent ascending branch results in a higher loss for the loop and the initial branch is not re-established when the field is cycled.
For temperature sweeps in finite fields, the subsequent ascending branch for a temperature sweep yields the same result as the descending branch.
The ascending branch passes anteriorly to the left kidney, then enters the transverse mesocolon, and passes superiorly to supply the upper part of the descending colon and the distal part of the transverse colon.
The superior branch skirts the superior border of gluteus minimus muscle to the anterior superior iliac spine and anastomoses with the deep circumflex iliac artery and the ascending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery.