radial artery

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1. radiating; spreading outward from a common center.
2. pertaining to a radius.
3. pertaining to the radial (lateral) aspect of the arm as opposed to the ulnar (medial) aspect.
radial artery an artery in the forearm, wrist, and hand; the one usually used for taking the pulse.

ra·di·al ar·ter·y

origin, as terminal branch (with ulnar artery) of the brachial; branches, radial recurrent, dorsal and palmar carpal and metacarpal, dorsal digital, princeps pollicis, radialis indicis, palmar and muscular, and perforating; usually terminates as deep palmar arch.
Synonym(s): arteria radialis [TA]

radial artery

Etymology: L, radius, ray
an artery in the forearm, starting at the bifurcation of the brachial artery and passing in 12 branches to the forearm, wrist, and hand. In the forearm it extends from the neck of the radius to the forepart of the styloid process; in the wrist, from the styloid process to the carpus; in the hand, from the carpus, across the palm, to the little finger. In the forearm the branches of the radial artery are the radial recurrent, muscular, palmar carpal, and superficial palmar; in the wrist the branches are the dorsal carpal and the first dorsal metacarpal. In the hand the branches are the princeps pollicis, radialis indicis, deep palmar arch, palmar metacarpal, perforating, and recurrent.

ra·di·al ar·te·ry

(rā'dē-ăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, brachial; branches, radial recurrent, dorsal metacarpal, dorsal digital, princeps pollicis, radial index, palmar metacarpal, and muscular, carpal, and perforating.
Synonym(s): arteria radialis [TA] .
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A maximum number of three attempts for arterial puncture were decided to be used on same radial artery if failed then radial artery of the opposite hand was used for arterial line insertion.
Seventh, on day 47, all nerve trunks as well as bones of the arm and forearm are chondrified: Only the distal part of the radial artery is still in a form of a capillary plexus.
Buxton, "Comparative histopathology of radial artery versus internal thoracic artery and risk factors for development of intimal hyperplasia and atherosclerosis," Circulation, vol.
The incidence of a combined superficial radial artery and superficial ulnar artery is far less than the incidence singly.
Access site preparation for angiography via the radial artery approach involves using a disposable clipper to remove any hair from the ventral side of the wrist.
The laterally placed artery was named as radial artery and medially placed as ulnar artery.
A duplex ultrasound showed thrombus in the left radial artery at the insertion site of the radial arterial cannula, although it was non-occlusive and echocardiography showed no cardiac source for emboli.
Furthermore, an AVF of the radial artery is rare and only three cases have been reported so far.
Radial artery catheterism for invasive monitoring: Preventing complications, a challenge in anesthesia
1-5) We report two additional cases of adventitial cystic disease of the radial artery including a review of the imaging features, histology, differential diagnosis, potential pathogenesis, and treatment.