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Encyclopedia > Superficial palmar branch of radial artery
Artery: Superficial palmar branch of radial artery
Latin ramus palmaris superficialis arteriae radialis
Gray's subject #151 594
Source radial artery
Branches superficial palmar arch
Dorlands/Elsevier r_02/12691363

The superficial palmar branch of the radial artery arises from the radial artery, just where this vessel is about to wind around the lateral side of the wrist. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Arteries of the right forearm - anterior view. ... The superficial palmar arch (superficial volar arch) is formed predominantly by the ulnar artery, with a contribution from the superficial palmar branch of the radial artery. ... Elseviers logo. ... Arteries of the right forearm - anterior view. ... In human anatomy, the wrist is the flexible and narrower connection between the forearm and the hand. ...


Running forward, it passes through, occasionally over, the thenar muscles, which it supplies, and sometimes anastomoses with the terminal portion of the ulnar artery, completing the superficial palmar arch. The thenar eminence is the body of muscle on the palm of the human hand just beneath the thumb. ... The superficial palmar arch (superficial volar arch) is formed predominantly by the ulnar artery, with a contribution from the superficial palmar branch of the radial artery. ...


This vessel varies considerably in size: usually it is very small, and ends in the muscles of the thumb; sometimes it is as large as the continuation of the radial artery itself.


This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy after Henry Gray, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


 
 

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