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Popliteal Artery: continuation of the femoral artery that branches to supply the legs and feet
Source: WordNet 2.1
Popliteal Artery : The continuation of the femoral artery coursing through the popliteal fossa; it divides into the anterior and posterior tibial arteries.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)
Popliteal Artery: The popliteal artery is a major systemic artery of the leg located in the knee area. The popliteal artery is an extension of the femoral artery in the thigh. The popliteal artery supplies vital oxygenated blood and nutrients to the lower thigh and posterior knee area. Blood flows from the heart into the aorta, the common iliac artery, the external iliac artery, the femoral artery and finally the popliteal artery. Just below the knee area, the popliteal artery divides into the anterior tibial artery and the posterior tibial artery.
Conditions that can afflict the popliteal artery include peripheral artery disease, diabetes, hypertension, smoking, high cholesterol, occlusion, aneurysm, thrombosis, embolism, atherosclerosis, and trauma.
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