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radial artery

radial artery in Medicine

radial artery n.

  1. An artery with its origin in the brachial artery, with branches to the radial recurrent, dorsal metacarpal, and dorsal digital arteries, the principal artery of the thumb, the palmar metacarpal, and muscular, and carpal arteries.

  2. Radial index artery.

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  • The position of the radial artery is described in Experiment 102.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • In arteriosclerosis with low tension the radial artery is usually so rigid that very little pulse wave can be obtained.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • The gorilla's teeth had missed the radial artery only by a fluke of fortune.

    Darkness and Dawn George Allan England
  • To estimate the blood pressure by palpating the radial artery is most deceptive.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • The radial artery was palpated to determine the presence of sclerosis.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • They were in a section of the passage now that corresponded roughly to the statue's radial artery.

    The Jewels of Aptor Samuel R. Delany
  • High tension and sclerosis of the radial artery were respectively found in about one-half of the cases.

  • The radial artery at the wrist is the one commonly used by physicians for feeling it.

    Physiology Ernest G. Martin
  • This aberrant artery anastomosed below the elbow-joint with the radial side of the radial artery.

    On the Genesis of Species St. George Mivart
  • I was called to see a gentleman who had attempted suicide by slashing the radial artery at the wrist.

    Religion and Lust James Weir
radial artery in Science
radial artery
  (rā'dē-əl)   
A major artery that follows the course of the radius on the ventral aspect of the forearm to the wrist, where it is felt as a pulse, and enters the hand. It supplies blood mostly to the thumb, index finger, and muscles of the forearm.
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