suprascapular artery

(redirected from arteria suprascapularis)

su·pra·scap·u·lar ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, thyrocervical trunk; distribution, clavicle, scapula, muscles of shoulder, and shoulder joint; anastomoses, transverse cervical circumflex scapular.

su·pra·scap·u·lar ar·te·ry

(sū'pră-skap'yū-lăr ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, thyrocervical trunk; distribution, clavicle, scapula, muscles of shoulder, and shoulder joint; anastomoses, transverse cervical circumflex scapular.
Synonym(s): arteria suprascapularis [TA] , transverse scapular artery.

suprascapular artery

A branch of the thyrocervical trunk (from the subclavian artery); it runs over the superior transverse scapular ligament in the scapular notch and supplies blood to the supraspinous and infraspinous fossae. Its branches include the acromial arteries and it anastomoses with the subscapular and transverse cervical arteries.
See also: artery
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