ulnar artery


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Related to ulnar artery: ulnar nerve, brachial artery, radial artery
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Noun1.ulnar artery - large artery that branches from the brachial artery to supply the muscles of the forearm and wrist and handulnar artery - large artery that branches from the brachial artery to supply the muscles of the forearm and wrist and hand
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
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An arterial duplex Doppler ultrasound of the upper extremities showed a bilateral weak monophasic flow in the radial and ulnar arteries, and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of the upper extremities revealed that the right ulnar artery was occluded and narrowed at the level of the wrist (Figure 2).
Unfortunately the infusion was inadvertently administered through a cannula that had been inserted intraoperatively in her right ulnar artery for gas sampling.
The ulnar artery was also intact with no evidence of thrombosis.
In the wrist, the radial artery gives off the palmar and dorsal carpal branches, which join the identically-named arteries off the ulnar artery to form the palmar carpal arch and dorsal carpal rete, respectively.
Unlike transbrachial artery access, with transradial access there is less of a chance of limb-threatening damage since there is usually adequate collateral blood supply from the ulnar artery to the palmar arch (Figure 1).
In such a scenario, we use the ulnar artery, which is connected to the radial artery.
Painkillers The post mortem exam revealed that Kelly had five cuts to his wrist and had severed his ulnar artery.
The postmortem said Dr Kelly had five cuts to his wrist and severed his ulnar artery.
They insisted that a severed ulnar artery, the wound found to Kelly's wrist, was unlikely to be life-threatening unless an individual suffered from problems with blood clotting.
Doctors have questioned whether the cuts to the ulnar artery described to