The pulse in the wrist is felt over which artery?

1 Answer
Aug 1, 2017

The radial artery.


Any place that allows for the artery to be compressed will allow for the pulse to be felt.

On the wrist in the forearm, a little below the base of the thumb, the radial artery is close enough to the skin to be compressed by the fingers. That allows the pulse to be felt and measured.