vesical artery


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.

Nearby words

  1. vesic-,
  2. vesica,
  3. vesica piscis,
  4. vesica prostatica,
  5. vesical,
  6. vesical calculus,
  7. vesical diverticulum,
  8. vesical hematuria,
  9. vesical hernia,
  10. vesical triangle

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