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posterior circumflex humeral artery


Definition: origin, axillary; course, passes around posterior aspect of surgical neck of humerus, traversing quadrangular space with axillary nerve; distribution, muscles and structures of shoulder joint; anastomoses, anterior circumflex humeral, suprascapular, thoracoacromial, and profunda brachii.

Synonym(s): arteria circumflexa humeri posteriorTA, posterior humeral circumflex artery

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