femoral artery

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femoral artery

[¦fem·ə·rəl ′ärd·ə·rē]
(anatomy)
The principal artery of the thigh; originates as a continuation of the external iliac artery.
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The aims of the study were (i) to assess preclinical atherosclerosis in diabetic and non-diabetic RA patients; (ii) to determine the influence of classical and RA-related factors on atherosclerosis; (iii) to determine if a combined ultrasonography of carotid and femoral arteries is superior to carotid ultrasonography only in detecting preclinical atherosclerosis in RA.
There is an extensive collateralisation between the internal iliac artery and branches of the common and profunda femoral arteries. These networks of collaterals are referred to as the cruciate and trochanteric anastomoses.
The data showed that TLR7 and TLR9 expression was detected in femoral arteries after surgical intervention, suggesting it could have been activated by cellular stress.
Although the uniform consists of an upper and lower garment, the foundation of the uniform is the lower body armor, which helps shield the large femoral arteries in the soldiers' legs from being severed.
Auscultation of the femoral arteries for a bruit in asymptomatic patients is a moderately good predictor of PAD (likelihood ratio [LR]=4.80; 95% confidence interval [CI], 2.40-9.50).
Bilateral congenital aplasia of the deep femoral arteries. Ann Vasc Surg 1990; 4:498-501.
Surgical intervention demonstrated a white clot from aortic bifurcation down to the right common iliac artery and the superficial and deep femoral arteries, surrounded by necrotic tissue and enlarged inguinal nodes.
Swain and her colleagues at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., anesthetized seven dogs and surgically exposed the femoral arteries of the legs.