dorsalis pedis artery

noun
dorsalis pe·​dis artery | \ -ˈped-əs-, -ˈpēd- How to pronounce dorsalis pedis artery (audio) \
variants: or dorsalis pedis

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

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“Dorsalis pedis artery.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dorsalis%20pedis%20artery. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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