Uterine artery

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The uterine artery is an artery in females that supplies blood to the uterus.


The uterine artery usually arises from the anterior division of the internal iliac artery. It travels to the uterus, crossing the ureter anteriorly.

It travels through the parametrium of the inferior broad ligament of the uterus.

It commonly anastomoses (connects with) the vaginal artery. The vaginal artery sometimes arises from the uterine artery, instead of arising directly from the internal iliac artery.

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