metatarsal artery


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Related to metatarsal artery: plantar artery
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Noun1.metatarsal artery - dorsal and plantar arteries to the metatarsal region of the footmetatarsal artery - dorsal and plantar arteries to the metatarsal region of the foot
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
foot, human foot, pes - the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint; "his bare feet projected from his trousers"; "armored from head to foot"
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This could possibly be attributed to the leading role played by the great toe in walking or exercise and susceptibility to external injury besides the almost solitary nutrient artery supplying great toethe first metatarsal artery. This was followed by other toes as the next common site for gangrene or ulceration, while the foot was the least common site.
Key: A- Dorsalis pedis artery; B- lateral tarsal artery; C- Medial tarsal artery; D- Distal; D1- 1st dorsal metatarsal artery; D2- 2nd dorsal metatarsal artery; D33rd dorsal metatarsal artery; D4- 4th dorsal metatarsal artery; E- Arcuate artery; LLateral; M- Medial; PProximal
After the artery and vein cross the tarsometatarsus, they become the dorsal metatarsal artery and vein and perfuse the digits.