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The common, the internal, or the external carotid artery.
See also: artery
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
carotid arteryOne of the paired arteries running up on either side of the front of the neck which, together with the two vertebral arteries, provide the whole blood supply to the head, including the brain.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
carotid arteryeither of the two vessels carrying oxygenated blood from the AORTA to the head in the mammal and other vertebrates (see Fig. 92 ). Nervous receptor areas are located in the CAROTID SINUSES and the CAROTID BODIES.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
Two main arteries (passageway carrying blood from the heart to other parts of the body) that carry blood to the brain.
Mentioned in: Angiography, Carotid Sinus Massage, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Transient Ischemic Attack
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