musculophrenic artery


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Related to musculophrenic artery: Internal thoracic artery, Pericardiophrenic artery

mus·cu·lo·phren·ic ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, the lateral terminal branch of internal thoracic; branches: anterior intercostal arteries 7-10; distribution, diaphragm and intercostal muscles; anastomoses, branches of pericardiacophrenic, inferior phrenic, and posterior intercostal arteries.
Synonym(s): arteria musculophrenica [TA]

musculophrenic artery

a terminal branch of the internal thoracic artery that passes along the costal margin, goes through the diaphragm, and ends near the last intercostal space. Its branches supply the superior part of the anterolateral abdominal wall.

mus·cu·lo·phren·ic ar·te·ry

(mŭs'kyū-lō-fren'ik ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, the lateral terminal branch of internal thoracic; distribution, diaphragm and intercostal muscles; anastomoses, branches of pericardiacophrenic, inferior phrenic, and posterior intercostal arteries.
Synonym(s): arteria musculophrenica [TA] .
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