right common carotid artery


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right common carotid artery

the shorter of the two common carotid arteries, arising from the brachiocephalic trunk, passing obliquely from the level of the sternoclavicular articulation to the upper border of the thyroid cartilage, and dividing into the right internal and external carotids. Compare left common carotid artery.

right common carotid artery

A branch of the brachiocephalic artery supplying blood to the right side of the neck and the head.
See also: artery