anterior intercostal branches of internal thoracic artery

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an·te·ri·or in·ter·cos·tal branch·es of in·ter·nal tho·rac·ic ar·ter·y

[TA]
one of the arteries supplying the anterior portions of the intercostal spaces of the thoracic wall. Anterior intercostal arteries 1-6 arise as branches of the internal thoracic artery; 7-11 arise as branches of the musculophrenic artery.

an·te·ri·or in·ter·cos·tal branches of in·ter·nal tho·rac·ic ar·te·ry

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr in'tĕr-kost'ăl branch'ĕz in-ter'năl thōr-as'ik ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
An artery supplying anterior portions of intercostal spaces of thoracic wall. Anterior intercostal arteries 1-6 arise as branches of the internal thoracic artery; 7-11 arise as branches of the musculophrenic artery.
Synonym(s): anterior intercostal arteries, rami intercostales anteriores arteriae thoracicae internae, rami intercostales anteriores.
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