internal pudendal artery


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Related to internal pudendal artery: internal iliac artery, uterine artery, External pudendal artery, pudendal nerve, pudendal canal

in·ter·nal pu·den·dal ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, internal iliac; branches, inferior rectal, perineal, posterior scrotal (or labial), urethral, artery of bulb of penis (or of vestibule), deep artery of penis (or clitoris), dorsal artery of penis (or clitoris).
Synonym(s): arteria pudenda interna [TA]

internal pudendal artery

a branch of the anterior trunk of the internal iliac artery in the pelvis with branches that supply the rectum and perineum and the erectile tissues of the penis and clitoris.

in·ter·nal pu·den·dal ar·te·ry

(in-tĕr'năl pyū-den'dăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, internal iliac; branches, inferior rectal, perineal, posterior scrotal (or labial), urethral, artery of bulb of penis (or of vestibule), deep artery of penis (or clitoris), dorsal artery of penis (or clitoris).

internal pudendal artery

A branch of the internal iliac artery. The internal pudendal artery leaves the pelvic cavity through the greater sciatic foramen alongside the inferior gluteal artery, below the piriformis muscle; the artery then reenters the pelvis, running into the ischiorectal fossa via the lesser sciatic foramen. Its branches include the posterior scrotal, posterior labial, perineal, and inferior rectal arteries and the deep artery of the penis or clitoris, the dorsal artery of the penis or clitoris, and the artery of the bulb of the penis.
See also: artery
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