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Medical Term:

anterior intercostal branches of internal thoracic artery


one of the arteries supplying the anterior portions of the intercostal spaces of the thoracic wall. Anterior intercostal arteries 1–6 arise as branches of the internal thoracic artery; 7–11 arise as branches of the musculophrenic artery.

Synonym(s): rami intercostales anteriores arteriae thoracicae internaeTA, anterior intercostal arteries, rami intercostales anteriores

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