ascending branch of superficial cervical artery
Definition: branch of superficial cervical artery (or of superficial branch of transverse cervical artery) that passes superiorly deep to the descending (superior) part of the trapezius, supplying it, adjacent muscles, and the cervical lymph nodes; anastomoses with descending branch of occipital artery.
Synonym(s): ramus ascendens arteriae superficialis cervicalisTA
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