popliteal artery


An artery that is the continuation of the femoral artery in the popliteal space, bifurcating into the anterior and posterior tibial arteries, with branches to the lateral and medial superior genicular, middle genicular, lateral and medial inferior genicular, and sural arteries.

Nearby words

  1. poplar,
  2. poplar bluff,
  3. poples,
  4. poplin,
  5. popliteal,
  6. popliteal entrapment syndrome,
  7. popliteal ligament,
  8. popliteal muscle,
  9. popliteal vein,
  10. popliteus

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