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
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.