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metacarpal artery

metacarpal artery in Medicine

metacarpal artery n.

  1. Any of four arteries on the dorsal surface of the carpus; dorsal metacarpal artery.

  2. Any of three arteries that spring from the deep palmar arch and anastomose with the dorsal metacarpal arteries; palmar metacarpal artery.

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  • If the cow is lying down the pulse may be taken from the metacarpal artery on the back part of the fore fetlock.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture

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