femoral artery

noun

Definition of femoral artery 

: the chief artery of the thigh lying in its anterior inner part

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Figueroa also shot Officer Matthew Morris in the upper left leg, severing his femoral artery, according to Conley’s office. Travis Andersen, BostonGlobe.com, "Suffolk DA: Officers were justified in fatal shooting of East Boston man," 7 May 2018 My right leg was shattered, and my femoral artery severed. Health.com, "I Have a Chronic Pain Syndrome Dubbed the ‘Suicide Disease’—Here’s How I've Learned to Embrace Life," 17 Apr. 2018 The sheaths, about the diameter of a pencil or a Sharpie (depending on the size of the stent needed), are threaded through the femoral arteries in the groins and into the abdominal aorta. Trihealth Dailyhealthwire, Cincinnati.com, "Gut Check: TriHealth vascular surgeons lead the way with minimally invasive abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery," 19 Feb. 2018 Franklin was shot in his left arm and his right thigh, severing his femoral artery, the affidavit states. Becky Jacobs, Post-Tribune, "Man accused of fatally shooting the boyfriend of his children's mother," 21 Feb. 2018 Doctors told the younger Robinson that if he were hit at a slightly different angle, the bullet could have hit his femoral artery or his spine. Robert Gundran, USA TODAY, "Bullet from Las Vegas shooting passed through man, stuck in wallet," 12 Oct. 2017 David Campos died of gunshot wounds to his left leg and left femoral artery, the medical examiner said Thursday. Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "Screwdriver-wielding man shot by police identified by medical examiner," 26 Oct. 2017

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femoral artery

noun

Medical Definition of femoral artery 

: the chief artery of the thigh that is a continuation of the external iliac artery lying in the anterior part of the thigh and is undivided until a point about two inches (5 centimeters) below the inguinal ligament where it divides into a large deep branch and a smaller superficial branch — see deep femoral artery

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