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Encyclopedia > Superior gluteal artery
Artery: Superior gluteal artery
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Latin a. glutæa superior
Gray's subject #155 622
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The superior gluteal artery (gluteal artery) is the largest branch of the hypogastric, and appears to be the continuation of the posterior division of that vessel. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Bifurcation of the aorta and the right iliac arteries - side view. ... Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a huge controlled vocabulary (or metadata system) for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences. ...


It is a short artery which runs backward between the lumbosacral trunk and the first sacral nerve, and, passing out of the pelvis above the upper border of the Piriformis, immediately divides into a superficial and a deep branch. The piriformis (from Latin piriformis = pear shaped) is a muscle in the gluteal region of the lower limb. ...


Within the pelvis it gives off a few branches to the Iliacus, Piriformis, and Obturator internus, and just previous to quitting that cavity, a nutrient artery which enters the ilium. The Iliacus muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... The piriformis (from Latin piriformis = pear shaped) is a muscle in the gluteal region of the lower limb. ... The obturator internus muscle originates on the medial surface of the obturator membrane, the ischium near the membrane, and the rim of the pubis. ...


Superficial branch

The superficial branch enters the deep surface of the Glutæus maximus, and divides into numerous branches, some of which supply the muscle and anastomose with the inferior gluteal, while others perforate its tendinous origin, and supply the integument covering the posterior surface of the sacrum, anastomosing with the posterior branches of the lateral sacral arteries. Gluteus maximus The gluteal muscles are the three muscles that make up the human buttocks. ...


Deep branch

The deep branch lies under the Glutæus medius and almost immediately subdivides into two.


Of these, the superior division, continuing the original course of the vessel, passes along the upper border of the Glutæus minimus to the anterior superior spine of the ilium, anastomosing with the deep iliac circumflex artery and the ascending branch of the lateral femoral circumflex artery.


The inferior division crosses the Glutæus minimus obliquely to the greater trochanter, distributing branches to the Glutæi and anastomoses with the lateral femoral circumflex artery.


Some branches pierce the Glutæus minimus and supply the hip-joint.


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, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...

Arteries edit

pulmonary - aorta - ascending aorta - aortic arch - brachiocephalic - carotid - common carotid (Gray's s141-Gray's s143) Section of an artery An artery or arterial is also a class of highway. ... Grays Fig. ... The largest artery in the human body, the aorta originates from the left ventricle of the heart and brings oxygenated blood to all parts of the body in the systemic circulation. ... The arch of the aorta, and its branches. ... The arch of the aorta, and its branches. ... The brachiocephalic artery (or trunk) is an artery of the mediastinum that supplies blood to the right arm and the head. ... In human anatomy, the carotid artery is a major artery of the head and neck. ... Left Common Carotid Artery- One of three arteries that originate along the aortic arch. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


EXTERNAL CAROTID: superior thyroid - lingual - facial - occipital - stylomastoid - superficial temporal artery - maxillary - middle meningeal | (Gray's s144) The carotid artery is a major artery of the head and neck. ... The superior thyroid artery arises from the external carotid artery just below the level of the greater cornu of the hyoid bone and ends in the thyroid gland. ... The lingual artery arises from the external carotid between the superior thyroid and external maxillary; it first runs obliquely upward and medialward to the greater cornu of the hyoid bone; it then curves downward and forward, forming a loop which is crossed by the hypoglossal nerve, and passing beneath the... The Facial artery is an artery that supplies blood to several cranial structures. ... occipital artery ... The Stylomastoid Artery enters the stylomastoid foramen and supplies the tympanic cavity, the tympanic antrum and mastoid cells, and the semicircular canals. ... Arteries of the neck - right side. ... The maxillary artery is the larger of the two terminal branches of the external carotid artery. ... The middle meningeal artery is typically the first branch of the first part (retromandibular part) of the maxillary artery; one of the two terminal branches of the external carotid artery. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


INTERNAL CAROTID: ophthalmic - retinal - middle cerebral | (Gray's s146) The carotid artery is a major artery of the head and neck that supplies blood to the head and neck. ... The opthalmic artery is a branch of the internal carotid artery which supplies branches to supply the eye and other structures in the orbit: Central retinal artery Supraorbital artery Supratrochlear artery Lacrimal artery Dorsal nasal artery Short posterior ciliary arteries Long posterior ciliary arteries Posterior ethmoidal artery Anterior ethmoidal artery... The retinal artery or central retinal artery comes off the ophthalmic artery, running inferior to the optic nerve within its dural sheath to the eyeball. ... The middle cerebral artery (MCA) is one of the three major arteries that supplies blood to the brain. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


CIRCLE OF WILLIS: anterior cerebral - anterior communicating - posterior cerebral - posterior communicating | (Gray's s147) Circle of Willis in the human brain. ... The anterior cerebral artery supplies oxygen to most medial portions of frontal lobes and superior medial parietal lobes. ... The arterial circle and arteries of the brain. ... The arterial circle and arteries of the brain. ... The arterial circle and arteries of the brain. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


SUBCLAVIAN: vertebral - anterior spinal - posterior inferior cerebellar - internal thoracic - superior epigastric - basilar | ((Gray's s148) The subclavian artery is a major artery of the upper thorax that mainly supplies blood to the head and arms. ... The vertebral arteries are branches of the subclavian arteries. ... In human anatomy, the anterior spinal artery is the blood vessel that supplies the anterior portion of the spinal cord. ... The posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) is one of the three main arterial blood supplies for the cerebellum. ... Right internal thoracic artery and its branches. ... Superior epigastric artery, internal thoracic artery and inferior epigastric artery. ... The basilar artery is one of the arteries which the brain supplies with oxygen-rich blood. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


AXILLA: axillary (lateral thoracic - subscapular - thoracoacromial - dorsal scapular) - brachial - radial - ulnar - posterior interosseous | (Gray's s149-Gray's s152) The armpit (or axilla) is the area on the human body directly under the area where the arm connects to the shoulder. ... Axillary artery and its branches - anterior view of right upper limb and thorax. ... Lateral thoracic artery and the axillary artery, with its other branches - anterior view of right upper limb and thorax. ... Axillary artery and its branches - anterior view of right upper limb and thorax. ... The thoracoacromial artery (a. ... The Dorsal scapular artery (or descending scapular artery) is a blood vessel which supplies the latissimus dorsi, levator scapulae, rhomboids, and trapezius. ... The brachial artery is a blood vessel of the upper arm. ... Arteries of the right forearm - anterior view. ... Arteries of the right forearm - anterior view. ... The dorsal interosseous artery (posterior interosseous artery) is an artery of the forearm. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


DESCENDING AORTA: thoracic aorta - bronchial - abdominal aorta - celiac artery (left gastric - hepatic - common hepatic - gastroduodenal - gastroepiploic - splenic) - mesenteric (superior - inferior) - marginal - renal | (Gray's s153-Gray's s154) The largest artery in the human body, the aorta originates from the left ventricle of the heart and brings oxygenated blood to all parts of the body in the systemic circulation. ... The largest artery in the human body, the aorta originates from the left ventricle of the heart and brings oxygenated blood to all parts of the body in the systemic circulation. ... Bronchial Artery The bronchial arteries supply nutrients and oxygen to the root of the lungs, the supporting tissues of the lungs, and the visceral pleura of the lungs. ... AORTA can also mean always-on real-time access, referring to WAN computer networks. ... celiac artery ... The left gastric artery arises from the coeliac trunk, and runs along the superior portion of the lesser curvature of the stomach, while the right gastric artery supplies the inferior portion. ... Hepatic artery is an artery that distributes blood to the liver, pancreas and gallbladder as well as to the stomach and duodenal portion of the small intestine. ... Branches of the celiac artery - stomach in situ. ... Branches of the celiac artery. ... Branches of the celiac artery. ... Branches of the celiac artery. ... The superior mesenteric artery arises from the anterior surface of the aorta, just inferior to the origin of the celiac trunk, and supplies the intestine from the duodenum and pancreas to the left colic flexure. ... In anatomy, inferior mesenteric artery supplies the large intestine from the left colic (or splenic) flexure to the upper part of the rectum. ... Frontal view of the abdominal aorta and the territory supplied by the inferior mesenteric artery. ... Human kidneys viewed from behind with spine removed The renal arteries normally arise off the abdominal aorta and supply the kidneys with blood. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


ILIAC/FETAL: common iliac - internal iliac - internal pudendal - external iliac - inferior epigastric - artery of Adamkiewicz - umbilical | (Gray's s155-Gray's s156) In human anatomy, iliac artery refers to several anatomical structures located in the pelvis: Common iliac artery - forms at terminus of the aorta. ... Bifurcation of the aorta and the right iliac arteries - side view. ... Bifurcation of the aorta and the right iliac arteries - side view. ... Internal pudental artery is the terminal branch of the anterior trunk of the internal iliac artery which supplies the external genitalia. ... Bifurcation of the aorta and the right iliac arteries - side view. ... Right inferior epigastric artery - view from inside of abdomen. ... In human anatomy, the Artery of Adamkiewicz, also Adamkiewicz artery, major anterior segmental medullary artery and great anterior segmental medullary artery, is the largest anterior segmental medullary artery. ... Umbilical arteries carry deoxygenated blood from the fetus to the placenta in the umbilical cord. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


LEGS: femoral - profunda femoris - popliteal - anterior tibial - dorsalis pedis - posterior tibial - peroneal | (Gray's s157-Gray's s162) Shaved female legs In common usage, a human leg is the lower limb of the body, extending from the hip to the ankle, and including the thigh, the knee, and the cnemis. ... Femoral artery and its major branches - right thigh, anterior view. ... The profunda femoris artery (also known as the deep femoral artery, or the deep artery of the thigh) is a branch of the femoral artery that, as its name suggests, travels more deeply (posteriorly) than the rest of the femoral artery. ... Arteries of the lower limb - posterior view. ... Anterior tibial artery and the muscles and bones of the leg - anterior view of right leg. ... In anatomy, the dorsalis pedis artery of the lower limb carries blood to the dorsal surface of the foot, from the anterior tibial artery. ... Arteries of the lower limb - posterior view. ... Arteries of the lower limb - posterior view. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


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superior gluteal artery: Information from Answers.com (412 words)
The superior gluteal artery (gluteal artery) is the largest branch of the internal iliac artery, and appears to be the continuation of the posterior division of that vessel.
Of these, the superior division, continuing the original course of the vessel, passes along the upper border of the Glutæus minimus to the anterior superior spine of the ilium, anastomosing with the deep iliac circumflex artery and the ascending branch of the lateral femoral circumflex artery.
The arteries of the gluteal and posterior femoral regions.
Abdomen Terms (8056 words)
*Superior epigastric artery anastomoses with inferior epigastric, anterior branches of subcostal arteries, and anterior and collateral branches of posterior intercostals.
Gluteal arteries- The superior gluteal artery is a branch of the posterior division of the internal iliac artery, it leaves the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen superior to piriformis muscle and serves the gluteal muscles in the buttock.
The inferior gluteal artery is a branch of the anterior division of the internal iliac artery, it leaves the pelvis through the inferior part of the greater sciatic foramen, goes inferior to piriformis muscle and serves the muscles and skin of the inferior buttock and posterior thigh.
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