external pudendal artery


external pudendal artery
external pudendal artery n either of two branches of the femoral artery:
a) one that is distributed to the skin of the lower abdomen, to the penis and scrotum in the male, and to one of the labia majora in the female, and that anastomoses with the internal pudendal artery called also superficial external pudendal artery
b) one that follows a deeper course, that is distributed to the medial aspect of the thigh, to the skin of the scrotum and perineum in the male, and to one of the labia majora in the female, and that anastomoses with branches of the perineal artery called also deep external pudendal artery

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  • superficial external pudendal artery — n EXTERNAL PUDENDAL ARTERY (a) …   Medical dictionary

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  • External pudendal vein — Infobox Vein Name = PAGENAME Latin = venae pudendae externae GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = The left femoral triangle. (Superficial external pudendal vessels labeled at upper left.) Caption2 = DrainsFrom = Source = superficial dorsal vein of… …   Wikipedia

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  • pudendal artery superficial external — arteria pudenda externa superficialis …   Medical dictionary


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