subclavian artery

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sub·cla·vi·an ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, right from brachiocephalic, left from arch of aorta; branches, vertebral, thyrocervical trunk, internal thoracic; costocervical trunk, descending scapular; it continues as the axillary artery after crossing the first rib.
Synonym(s): arteria subclavia [TA]

subclavian artery

n.
A part of a major artery of the upper extremities or forelimbs that passes beneath the clavicle and is continuous with the axillary artery.

subclavian artery

one of a pair of arteries passing under the clavicle that vary in origin, course, and the height to which they rise in the neck but have six similar main branches supplying the vertebral column, spinal cord, ear, and brain. See also left subclavian artery, right subclavian artery.

sub·cla·vi·an ar·te·ry

(sŭb-klā'vē-ăn ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, right from brachiocephalic, left from arch of aorta; branches, vertebral, thyrocervical trunk, internal thoracic; costocervical trunk, descending scapular; it continues as the axillary artery after crossing the first rib.
Synonym(s): arteria subclavia [TA] .

subclavian artery

A short length of the major artery that branches from the aorta on the left side and from the innominate artery on the right side and continues as the axillary artery to supply the arm. The subclavian arteries also supply the brain via their vertebral branches.
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The common carotid and subclavian arteries supply the head as well as the cervical and pectoral regions (Nickel et al.
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CT angiography of the aorta showed that bilateral proximal subclavian arteries, internal carotid artery and renal artery had severe stenosis, celiac trunk had moderate stenosis.
Variations in origin, course and relations of subclavian arteries are not infrequent and many of these have been furnished earlier in literature.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: 60 subclavian arteries belonging to 30 cadavers were dissected.
High arched subclavian arteries were also dilated with diameter of 14.
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