descending branch of medial circumflex femoral artery
descending branch of medial circumflex femoral artery[TA]
large artery passing deep to the rectus femoris muscle, accompanying the muscular branch of the femoral nerve to the vastus lateralis; terminates by anastomosing with the superior lateral genicular artery.
Synonym(s): ramus descendens arteriae circumflexae femoris medialis [TA]
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