short posterior ciliary artery

(redirected from arteria ciliaris posterior brevis)

short pos·te·ri·or cil·i·ar·y ar·ter·y

[TA]
one of approximately seven branches of the ophthalmic artery that pass around the optic nerve to supply the eyeball. Dividing into some 15-20 branches, they penetrate the sclera adjacent to the optic nerve, supplying the choroid and ciliary processes. Anastomoses: with central retinal artery and long and anterior ciliary arteries (at the ora serrata).

short pos·te·ri·or cil·i·ar·y ar·te·ry

(shōrt pos-tēr'ē-ŏr sil'ē-ar-ē ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
One of approximately seven branches of the ophthalmic artery that pass around the optic nerve to supply the eyeball. Dividing into some 15-20 branches, they penetrate the sclera adjacent to the optic nerve, supplying the choroid and ciliary processes. Anastomoses: with central retinal artery and long and anterior ciliary arteries (at the ora serrata).
Synonym(s): arteria ciliaris posterior brevis.
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