Dorsal carpal branch of the radial artery

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Artery: Dorsal carpal branch of the radial artery
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Arteries of the back of the forearm and hand.
Latin ramus carpalis dorsalis arteriae radialis
Gray's subject #151 594
Source radial artery   
Branches dorsal carpal arch
Dorlands
/ Elsevier
    
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]



The dorsal carpal branch of the radial artery (posterior radial carpal artery) is a small vessel which arises beneath the extensor tendons of the thumb; crossing the carpus transversely toward the medial border of the hand, it anastomoses with the dorsal carpal branch of the ulnar artery.


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