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Pulmonary Arteries of Inferior Lobe of Right Lung
Cardiovascular System

Pulmonary Arteries of Inferior Lobe of Right Lung

Arteriae pulmonalis lobi inferioris pulmonis dextri

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The inferior lobar artery of the right lung is a branch of the right pulmonary artery that supplies the inferior lobe of the right lung. Five segmental arteries arise from this artery, including the right, superior, medial basal, anterior basal, lateral basal, and posterior basal segmental arteries.

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