superior phrenic artery

(redirected from arteria phrenica superior)

su·pe·ri·or phren·ic ar·te·ry

(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr fren'ik ahr'tĕr-ē)
One of a pair of small arteries given off from the thoracic aorta just superior to the diaphragm; distribution, diaphragm; anastomoses, musculophrenic, pericardiacophrenic, and inferior phrenic.
Synonym(s): arteria phrenica superior.
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superior phrenic artery

A branch of the thoracic aorta, supplying blood to the diaphragm.
See also: artery
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