medical Definition of dorsalis pedis 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