plantar artery

plantar artery n either of the two terminal branches into which the posterior tibial artery divides:
a) one that is larger and passes laterally and then medially to join with a branch of the dorsalis pedis to form the plantar arch called also lateral plantar artery
b) one that is smaller and follows a more medial course as it passes distally supplying or giving off branches which supply the plantar part of the foot and the toes called also medial plantar artery

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • plantar artery — noun : either of two branches into which the posterior tibial artery divides …   Useful english dictionary

  • plantar artery deep — arteria plantaris profunda …   Medical dictionary

  • plantar artery external — arteria plantaris lateralis …   Medical dictionary

  • plantar artery lateral — arteria plantaris lateralis …   Medical dictionary

  • plantar artery medial — arteria plantaris medialis …   Medical dictionary

  • Medial plantar artery — Artery: Medial plantar artery The plantar arteries. Deep view. (Medial plantar artery visible at upper left.) …   Wikipedia

  • Deep plantar artery — Artery: Deep plantar artery The plantar arteries. Deep view. (Deep plantar labeled at center left.) …   Wikipedia

  • Lateral plantar artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = a. plantaris lateralis GraySubject = 162 GrayPage = 639 Caption = The plantar arteries. Deep view. (Lateral plantar visible at center top.) Caption2 = BranchFrom = posterior tibial artery BranchTo = Vein =… …   Wikipedia

  • lateral plantar artery — n PLANTAR ARTERY (a) …   Medical dictionary

  • medial plantar artery — n PLANTAR ARTERY (b) …   Medical dictionary

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