Recently increased prevalence of the human median artery of the forearm: A microevolutionary change

  title={Recently increased prevalence of the human median artery of the forearm: A microevolutionary change},
  author={Teghan Lucas and Jaliya Kumaratilake and Maciej Henneberg},
  journal={Journal of Anatomy},
  pages={623 - 631}
The median artery has been considered as an embryonic structure, which normally regresses around the 8th week of gestation. However, various prevalences have been reported in adults since the 18th century. Furthermore, in a study by Henneberg and George (1995; Am J Phys Anthropol 96, 329–334), has suggested that increasing prevalence of the median artery during the 20th century was a ‘possible secular trend’. The present study, conducted nearly a quarter of a century later, is a continuation of… 

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