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Femoral Artery

Descriptions of Femoral Artery

Femoral Artery: the chief artery of the thigh; a continuation of the external iliac artery
Source: WordNet 2.1

Femoral Artery : The main artery of the thigh, a continuation of the external iliac artery.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Summary Information: Femoral Artery

Femoral Artery: The femoral artery is a major systemic artery of the leg. It is an extension of the external iliac artery in the upper thigh area. The femoral artery supplies vital oxygenated blood and nutrients to the thigh and leg. Blood flows from the heart into the aorta, the common iliac artery, the external iliac artery and finally the femoral artery. The femoral artery then becomes and flows into the popliteal artery in the lower thigh area.

Conditions that can afflict the femoral artery include peripheral artery disease, diabetes, hypertension, smoking, high cholesterol, occlusion, aneurysm, thrombosis, embolism, atherosclerosis, and trauma.

Closely Related Organs: Femoral Artery

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Femoral Artery

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Femoral Artery

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