posterior humeral circumflex artery

noun

Medical Definition of posterior humeral circumflex artery

: an artery that branches from the axillary artery in the shoulder, curves around the back of the humerus, and is distributed especially to the deltoid muscle and shoulder joint — compare anterior humeral circumflex artery

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“Posterior humeral circumflex artery.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/posterior%20humeral%20circumflex%20artery. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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