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ascending cervical artery


Definition: origin, usually a terminal branch of the thyrocervical trunk (along with interior thyroid artery); distribution, lateral muscles of neck and spinal cord; anastomoses, branches of vertebral, occipital, ascending pharyngeal, and deep cervical.

Synonym(s): arteria cervicalis ascendensTA, cervicalis ascendens2

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