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musculophrenic artery


Definition: origin, the lateral terminal branch of internal thoracic; branches: anterior intercostal arteries 7–10; distribution, diaphragm and intercostal muscles; anastomoses, branches of pericardiacophrenic, inferior phrenic, and posterior intercostal arteries.

Synonym(s): arteria musculophrenicaTA

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