Definitions for radial artery
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word radial artery
radial artery, arteria radialis(noun)
branch of the brachial artery beginning below the elbow and extending down the forearm around the wrist and into the palm
The main artery that enters the wrist on the side of the thumb.
Origin: radial here means “of or pertaining to the radius” (one of the bones of the arm).
In human anatomy, the radial artery is the main artery of the lateral aspect of the forearm.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The direct continuation of the brachial trunk, originating at the bifurcation of the brachial artery opposite the neck of the radius. Its branches may be divided into three groups corresponding to the three regions in which the vessel is situated, the forearm, wrist, and hand.
Find a translation for the radial artery definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these radial artery definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"radial artery." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 10 Mar. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/radial artery>.