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common carotid artery

 

Definition: origin, right from brachiocephalic, left from arch of aorta; runs superiorly in the neck and divides opposite upper border of thyroid cartilage (C-4 vertebral level) into terminal branches, external and internal carotid.

Synonym(s): arteria carotis communisTA

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