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descending branch of occipital artery


Definition: origin: occipital artery within occipital groove; distribution: posterior neck muscles and cervical trapezius muscle; anastomoses: superficial and deep cervical arteries, vertebral artery.

Synonym(s): ramus descendens arteriae occipitalisTA, princeps cervicis artery, princeps cervicis

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