Medical Dictionary

palmar arch


Medical Definition of PALMAR ARCH

:  either of two loops of blood vessels in the palm of the hand: a :  a deeply situated transverse artery that is composed of the terminal part of the radial artery joined to a branch of the ulnar artery and that supplies principally the deep muscles of the hand, thumb, and index finger—called also deep palmar arch b :  a superficial arch that is the continuation of the ulnar artery which anastomoses with a branch derived from the radial artery and that sends branches mostly to the fingers—called also superficial palmar arch
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