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dorsal scapular artery


Definition: origin, inconstant: subclavian (when this term is preferred) or as the deep branch of the transverse cervical; distribution, passes deep to the rhomboid muscles, supplying them and other muscles and skin along the vertebral border of the scapula; anastomoses, suprascapular and scapular circumflex.

Synonym(s): arteria dorsalis scapulaeTA, rami profundi arteriae transversae cervicisTA, ramus profundus arteriae transversae colliTA, arteria scapularis descendens, arteria scapularis dorsalis, deep branch of the transverse cervical artery, descending scapular artery, ramus profundus arteriae scapularis descendentis

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