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Tibial Arteries MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Tibial Arteries
Tree Number(s)
A07.015.114.895
Unique ID
D016909
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016909
Scope Note
The anterior and posterior arteries created at the bifurcation of the popliteal artery. The anterior tibial artery begins at the lower border of the popliteus muscle and lies along the tibia at the distal part of the leg to surface superficially anterior to the ankle joint. Its branches are distributed throughout the leg, ankle, and foot. The posterior tibial artery begins at the lower border of the popliteus muscle, lies behind the tibia in the lower part of its course, and is found situated between the medial malleolus and the medial process of the calcaneal tuberosity. Its branches are distributed throughout the leg and foot.
Entry Term(s)
Anterior Tibial Artery
Posterior Tibial Artery
Previous Indexing
Leg/blood supply (1977-1991)
Popliteal Artery (1966-1991)
Tibia (1972-1991)
Public MeSH Note
92
History Note
92
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/05/30
Revision Date
2018/06/30
Tibial Arteries Preferred
Anterior Tibial Artery Narrower
Posterior Tibial Artery Narrower
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