ulnar artery


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Related to ulnar artery: ulnar nerve, brachial artery, radial artery

ul·nar ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, terminal branch (with radial artery) of brachial artery; branches, ulnar recurrent, common interosseous, dorsal and palmar carpal, deep palmar, and superficial palmar arch with its digital branches.
Synonym(s): arteria ulnaris [TA]

ulnar artery

a large artery branching from the brachial artery, supplying muscles in the forearm, wrist, and hand. Arising near the elbow, it passes obliquely in a distal direction to become the superficial palmar arch. It has nine branches: four in the forearm, two in the wrist, and three in the hand.

ul·nar ar·te·ry

(ŭl'năr ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, brachial; branches, ulnar recurrent, common interosseous, dorsal and palmar carpal, deep palmar, and superficial palmar arch with its digital branches.
Synonym(s): arteria ulnaris [TA] .

ulnar artery

A branch of the brachial artery originating in the cubital fossa and ending in the deep palmar and superficial palmar arterial arches of the hand. It supplies blood to the forearm, the medial side of the wrist, the palm, and the hand, and its branches include the common interosseous, the anterior and posterior ulnar recurrent, the palmar carpal, and the dorsal carpal arteries.
See: brachial artery for illus.
See also: artery
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The radial and ulnar arteries appear next and develop toward the hand where ulnar artery becomes linking artery with the superficial palmar plexus.
151) an "AB superficialis superior" (ABUMS) which bifurcated in the forearm (close to the flexor retinaculum) into the ACNM and the ulnar artery [28].
The comparison of the courses of the variant SUA and the typical ulnar artery is provided in Table 1.
For the first 30 consecutive patients in Group W, blood flow in both RAs and ulnar artery were examined by Doppler ultrasound.
After bifurcation the median nerve crossed the ulnar artery superficially from lateral to the medial side.
For this reason, all patients who undergo this procedure should be tested to ensure a patent palmar arch and ulnar artery.
The superficial arterial arch is formed mainly from the ulnar artery and is completed by the superficial branch of the radial artery.
Brachial, radial, and ulnar artery were examined from the upper limbs and popliteal, anterior and posterior tibial artery from the lower limbs.
2) has reported that the blood flow to the forearm territory was decreased by 20% after removal of the radial artery in spite of compensatory dilatation of the ulnar artery.
Dr Kelly is supposed to have cut his ulnar artery in his wrist, an inaccessible and minor artery which would be more difficult and painful to sever than the radial artery, which is more usually cut in suicides.