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.

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.