superior thoracic artery

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su·pe·ri·or tho·rac·ic ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, axillary; distribution, muscles of superior chest; anastomoses, branches of suprascapular, internal thoracic, and thoracoacromial.

superior thoracic artery

a small artery that originates from the anterior surface of the first part of the axillary artery and supplies the upper regions of the medial and anterior axillary walls.

su·pe·ri·or tho·rac·ic ar·te·ry

(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr thōr-as'ik ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, axillary; distribution, muscles of superior chest; anastomoses, branches of suprascapular, internal thoracic, and thoracoacromial.
Synonym(s): arteria thoracica superior, highest thoracic artery.
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