anterior communicating artery

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an·te·ri·or com·mu·ni·cat·ing ar·ter·y

a short vessel joining the two anterior cerebral arteries across the midline and completing the cerebral arterial circle (circle of Willis) anteriorly.
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an·te·ri·or com·mu·ni·cat·ing ar·te·ry

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr kŏm-yū'ni-kāt-ing ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
A short vessel joining the two anterior cerebral arteries and completing the cerebral arterial circle (i.e., circle of Willis) anteriorly.
Synonym(s): arteria communicans anterior.
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anterior communicating artery

The front-most link in the arterial loop called the circle of Willis; it interconnects the right and left anterior cerebral arteries.
See: brain (Major arteries of the brain) and circle of Willis for illus.
See also: artery
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The presence of the azygos artery or a fenestration variant of the anterior cerebral artery or anterior communicating artery have been associated with the presence of aneurysms due to the turbulent flow created by defects in the tunica media in the proximal and distal region of the fenestrated segment (Boleaga-Duran et al.; Dimmick & Faulder).
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KEY WORDS: Anterior communicating artery; Anterior cerebral artery; Cerebral arterial circle; Cephalix index.

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