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posterior communicating artery

 

Definition: origin, internal carotid; distribution, optic tract, crus cerebri, interpeduncular region, and hippocampal gyrus; anastomoses, with posterior cerebral to form a portion of the cerebral arterial circle (circle of Willis).

Synonym(s): arteria communicans posteriorTA

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