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Pulmonary Arteries of Inferior Lobe of Left Lung
Cardiovascular System

Pulmonary Arteries of Inferior Lobe of Left Lung

Arteriae pulmonalis lobi inferioris pumonis sinistri

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The inferior lobar artery of the left lung is a branch of the left pulmonary artery that supplies the inferior lobe of the left lung. The inferior lobar artery gives rise to the superior segmental artery, then continues as the basal part of the left pulmonary artery.

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