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Medical Term:

superior phrenic arteries


a pair of small arteries given off from the thoracic aorta just superior to the diaphragm; distribution, diaphragm; anastomoses, musculophrenic, pericardiacophrenic, and inferior phrenic.

Synonym(s): arteriae phrenicae superioresTA

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