circumflex humeral artery


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circumflex humeral artery

The anterior or the posterior circumflex humeral artery, both of which are branches of the axillary artery. The anterior and posterior circumflex humeral arteries anastomose and supply blood to the surgical neck of the humerus and the deltoid, the coracobrachialis, and the heads of the biceps muscles.
Synonym: humeral circumflex artery See: brachial artery for illus.
See also: artery
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Picture 3: The anterior circumflex humeral artery (2) is a branch of the axillary artery(1) and
The posterior circumflex humeral artery which is a branch of the third part of axillary artery passes through the Quadrangular space or humero tricipital foramen (between Teres major, Teres minor, shaft of humerus and long head of Triceps) along with Axillary nerve.
So there is variation of Profunda brachii and posterior circumflex humeral artery with mutual linkage.

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