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Arteries of the Hand

#151, Slide 37 of 71

8 weeks

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Note:

These images have a surprising amount of anatomical detail for the interested observer. The layout of the arteries of the hand seen here precisely follows that seen in newborns, children, and adults.

Label Key:

  • 1. palmar digital arteries (in red)
  • 2. tip of index finger
  • 3. superficial palmar arch (in gold) feeding arterial system
  • 4. elbow
  • 5. wrist
  • 6. thumb

All ages referenced to fertilization, not last menstrual period.
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