lateral occipital artery
lat·er·al oc·cip·i·tal ar·ter·y[TA]
one of the terminal branches of the posterior cerebral artery; supplies medial and ventral portions of the temporal lobe through anterior, intermediate, medial, and posterior temporal branches; can be called the P3 segment of the posterior cerebral artery.
Synonym(s): arteria occipitalis lateralis [TA], P3 segment of posterior cerebral artery [TA], segmentum P3 arteriae cerebri posterioris [TA]
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lat·er·al oc·cip·i·tal ar·te·ry(lat'ĕr-ăl ok-sip'i-tăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
One of the terminal branches of the posterior cerebral artery; it supplies, by several named branches, the lateral portions of the temporal lobe.
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