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Pulse points. Computer illustration showing the points on a human body where it is easiest to feel a pulse, along with the position of the associated artery. The pulse may be felt (palpated) in any place that allows an artery (red) to be compressed against a bone. From top to bottom: temple (superficial temporal artery), neck (carotid artery), inside of the elbow (brachial artery), wrist (radial artery), groin (femoral artery), and foot (dorsalis pedis artery).
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