dorsalis pedis artery
Medical Definition of dorsalis pedis artery
: an artery of the upper surface of the foot that is a direct continuation of the anterior tibial artery <The dorsalis pedis artery runs along the line between the first and second toe, and its pulse point is felt in the mid-foot.—Pamela Tronetti, Florida Today, 29 Nov. 2009> <In subjects with a good blood supply to the foot, the arcuate artery, a continuation of the dorsalis pedis on the dorsum of the metacarpals, can be palpated.—Derek Field and Jane Owen Hutchinson, Field's Anatomy, Palpation, and Surface Markings, 2006>
Learn More about dorsalis pedis artery
Dictionary: Definition of dorsalis pedis artery
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up dorsalis pedis artery? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).