Medical Definition of Arteria cerebri posterior

1. Formed by the bifurcation of the basilar artery; it passes around the cerebral peduncle to reach the medial aspect of the hemisphere; for descriptive purposes it is divided into three parts: 1) the precommunical part (P1 segment of clinical terminology), the part before the junction with the posterior communicating artery, supplying parts of the thalamus, hypothalamus, and midbrain; 2) the postcommunical part (P2), supplying the thalamus, cerebral peduncles, and the choroid plexuses of the lateral and third ventricles; and 3) the terminal or cortical part, supplying the cortex of the temporal (P3) and occipital (P4) lobes. Synonym: arteria cerebri posterior. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Arteria Cerebri Posterior

arteria carotis communis
arteria carotis externa
arteria carotis interna
arteria caudae pancreatis
arteria celiaca
arteria centralis brevis
arteria centralis longa
arteria centralis retinae
arteria cerebelli
arteria cerebelli inferior anterior
arteria cerebelli inferior posterior
arteria cerebelli superior
arteria cerebri
arteria cerebri anterior
arteria cerebri media
arteria cerebri posterior (current term)
arteria cervicalis ascendens
arteria cervicalis profunda
arteria cervicalis superficialis
arteria choroidea
arteria choroidea anterior
arteria choroidea posterior
arteria ciliaris
arteria ciliaris anterior
arteria ciliaris posterior brevis
arteria ciliaris posterior longa
arteria circumflexa femoris
arteria circumflexa femoris lateralis
arteria circumflexa femoris medialis

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