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cervical part of vertebral artery

 

Definition: portion of vertebral artery that traverses the transverse foramina of cervical vertebrae C1–C6 and gives rise to spinal and muscular branches.

Synonym(s): pars cervicalis arteriae vertebralisTA, transversarial part of vertebral artery

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