superior thyroid artery

(redirected from arteria thyroidea superior)

su·pe·ri·or thy·roid ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, external carotid; branches, infrahyoid, superior laryngeal, sternocleidomastoid, cricothyroid, and two terminal branches.
Synonym(s): arteria thyroidea superior [TA]

superior thyroid artery

one of a pair of arteries in the neck, usually arising from the external carotid artery, that supplies the thyroid gland and several muscles in the head.

su·pe·ri·or thy·roid ar·te·ry

(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr thī'royd ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, external carotid; branches, infrahyoid, superior laryngeal, sternocleidomastoid, cricothyroid, and two terminal branches.
Synonym(s): arteria thyroidea superior.

superior thyroid artery

The first branch of the external carotid artery; it supplies blood to the surrounding muscles, the infrahyoid region of the neck, the larynx, and the thyroid gland, where it anastomoses with the inferior thyroid artery. Its branches include the infrahyoid, superior laryngeal, sternocleidomastoid, and cricothyroid arteries.
See also: artery
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