descending scapular artery
dor·sal scap·u·lar ar·ter·y[TA]
origin, inconstant: subclavian (when this term is preferred) or as the deep branch of the transverse cervical; distribution, passes deep to the rhomboid muscles, supplying them and other muscles and skin along the vertebral border of the scapula; anastomoses, suprascapular and scapular circumflex.
Synonym(s): arteria dorsalis scapulae [TA], rami profundi arteriae transversae cervicis [TA], ramus profundus arteriae transversae colli [TA], arteria scapularis descendens, arteria scapularis dorsalis, deep branch of the transverse cervical artery, descending scapular artery, ramus profundus arteriae scapularis descendentis
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descending scapular artery(1) (Dorsal scapular artery); (arteria dorsalis scapulae [NA6]). (The use of brackets is a Nomina Anatomica convention that indicates an accepted alternative name for a particular structure.)
(2) Deep branch of transverse cervical artery; ramus profundus arteriae transversae cervicis [NA6].
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