inferior thyroid artery

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in·fe·ri·or thy·roid ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, terminal branch of thyrocervical trunk (with ascending cervical artery); branches, inferior laryngeal, and muscular, esophageal, and tracheal.
Synonym(s): arteria thyroidea inferior [TA]

in·fe·ri·or thy·roid ar·te·ry

(in-fēr'ē-ŏr thy'royd ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, terminal branch of thyrocervical trunk (with ascending cervical artery); branches, inferior laryngeal, muscular, esophageal, and tracheal.
Synonym(s): arteria thyroidea inferior.

inferior thyroid artery

A branch of the thyrocervical trunk (from the subclavian artery); it winds upward behind the carotid sheath and then runs medially toward the thyroid gland. Its branches include the ascending cervical, pharyngeal, inferior laryngeal, and superior and inferior thyroid arteries.
See also: artery
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