ophthalmic artery

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oph·thal·mic ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, cerebral part of internal carotid; branches, ciliary, central artery of retina, anterior meningeal, lacrimal, conjunctival, episcleral, supraorbital, ethmoidal, palpebral, dorsal nasal, and supratrochlear; anastomoses, facial, middle meningeal, contralateral ophthalmic.
Synonym(s): arteria ophthalmica [TA]
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oph·thal·mic ar·te·ry

(of-thal'mik ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, internal carotid; branches, ciliary, central artery of retina, anterior meningeal, lacrimal, conjunctival, episcleral, supraorbital, ethmoidal, palpebral, dorsal nasal, and supratrochlear.
Synonym(s): arteria ophthalmica [TA] .
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ophthalmic artery

A branch of the internal carotid artery; it leaves of the cranial cavity through the optic foramen with the optic nerve. In the orbit, it branches to form the lacrimal, supraorbital, anterior and posterior ethmoidal, medial palpebral, supratrochlear, dorsal nasal, meningeal, muscular, and ciliary arteries. In addition, it gives rise to the central retinal artery.
See also: artery
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Ophthalmic artery

The artery supplying the eye and adjacent structures with blood.
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