deep cervical artery

(redirected from arteria cervicalis profunda)

deep cer·vi·cal ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, terminal branch of costocervical trunk (with superior intercostal artery); distribution, posterior deep muscles of neck; anastomoses, branches of occipital, ascending cervical, and vertebral.
Synonym(s): arteria cervicalis profunda [TA]
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deep cervical artery

A branch of the costocervical trunk (from the subclavian artery). It runs to the cervical vertebrae, it supplies blood to the semispinalis cervicis muscles, and it anastomoses with the descending branch of the occipital artery.
See also: artery
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