vesical artery


n.

An artery with origin in the internal iliac artery, with distribution to the base of the bladder, ureter, and (in the male) to the seminal vesicles and the vas deferens, with branches to the prostate, and with anastomosis to the middle rectal artery; inferior vesical artery.
An artery with its origin in the umbilical artery, with distribution to the bladder, urachus, and ureter, and with anastomoses to the other vesical branches; superior vesical artery.

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