recurrent artery

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recurrent artery n.

  1. An artery with its origin in the radial artery that ascends around the lateral side of the elbow joint; radial recurrent artery.

  2. An artery that is a branch of the anterior tibial artery and ascends to supply the front and sides of the knee joint; anterior tibial recurrent artery.

  3. An artery that is a branch of the posterior tibial artery, and ascends anteior to the popliteal muscle, and sends a small branch to the tibiofibular joint; posterior tibial recurrent artery.

  4. An artery with its origin in the ulnar artery, with distribution into anterior and posterior branches, and passing medially in front of and behind the elbow joint; recurrent ulnar artery.

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