posterior cerebral artery

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to posterior cerebral artery: middle cerebral artery, basilar artery, anterior cerebral artery
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.posterior cerebral artery - arises from the basilar artery; divides into three branches
arteria cerebri, cerebral artery - any of the arteries supplying blood to the cerebral cortex
References in periodicals archive ?
Lift up the bottom of the temporal to expose the lower part of the middle brain, the lateral upper part of the pons, posterior cerebral artery P2 segment and its branches, oculomotor nerve.
The inferior division will supply the temporal lobe in balance with temporal branches of the posterior cerebral artery.
Here, we present a rare case involving an intriguing posterior cerebral artery (PCA) lesion that was difficult to detect due to the superimposition of other vascular lesions.
In the posterior circulation, the giant aneurysms involve the basilar artery apex, followed by vertebrobasilar junction, peripheral segments of the posterior cerebral artery (PCA), posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA), and the trunk of basilar artery (3,6,7,8,9,10,11).
7 The occipital lobe, supplied mainly by the posterior cerebral artery naturally will suffer the most in aplasia or hypoplasia of PCA, as this will not take place when vertebro-basilar or carotid arterial system develops a blockage or a narrowing.
A Stump of Occluded Posterior Cerebral Artery Mimicking a Ruptured Aneurysm: Case Report.

Full browser ?