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cerebral part of internal carotid artery


Definition: the portion of the internal carotid artery that lies in contact with and directly supplies the brain; its branches are: superior hypophysial, clival, ophthalmic, anterior choroidal, anterior cerebral, and middle cerebral.

Synonym(s): pars cerebralis arteriae carotidis internaeTA

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