left common carotid artery


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Related to left common carotid artery: brachiocephalic artery, Left subclavian artery

left common carotid artery

the longer of the two common carotid arteries, arising from the aortic arch and having cervical and thoracic parts. The cervical part passes obliquely from the level of the sternoclavicular articulation to the cranial border of the thyroid cartilage, dividing into the left internal and the left external carotid arteries. Compare right common carotid artery.

left common carotid artery

The second branch of the aortic arch; it supplies blood to the left side of the neck and head.
See also: artery