thoracoacromial artery

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tho·ra·co·a·cro·mi·al ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, axillary; distribution, muscles and skin of shoulder and upper chest; anastomoses, branches of superior thoracic, internal thoracic, lateral thoracic, posterior and anterior circumflex humeral, and suprascapular.

thoracoacromial artery

a short artery originating from the anterior surface of the second part of the axillary artery. It divides into four branches: the pectoral, deltoid, clavicular, and acromial.

tho·ra·co·a·cro·mi·al ar·te·ry

(thōr'ă-kō-ă-krō'mē-ăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, axillary; distribution, muscles and skin of shoulder and upper chest; anastomoses, branches of superior thoracic, internal thoracic, lateral thoracic, posterior and anterior circumflex humeral, and suprascapular.
Synonym(s): arteria thoracoacromialis [TA] , acromiothoracic artery.

thoracoacromial artery

A branch of the axillary artery; its branches run to the acromion, the clavicle, and the deltoid and pectoral muscles.
See also: artery
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The superior thoracic artery was seen arising from the thoraco-acromial artery.
At the point of origin of axillary artery I , thoraco-acromial artery was given off (Fig.
Huelke (1959), observed the variations in origin of superior thoracic artery from thoraco-acromial artery, second part of axillary artery or from the subclavian trunk.