subscapular artery


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Related to subscapular artery: subclavian artery, circumflex scapular artery, axillary artery, subscapular nerve, suprascapular artery

sub·scap·u·lar ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, axillary; branches, circumflex scapular, thoracodorsal; distribution, muscles of shoulder and scapular region; anastomoses, branches of transverse cervical, suprascapular, lateral thoracic, and intercostals.
Synonym(s): arteria subscapularis [TA]

subscapular artery

the largest branch of the axillary artery and the major blood supply to the posterior wall of the axilla. It also contributes to the blood supply of the posterior scapular region.

sub·scap·u·lar ar·te·ry

(sŭb-skap'yū-lăr ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, axillary; branches, circumflex scapular, thoracodorsal; distribution, muscles of shoulder and scapular region; anastomoses, branches of transverse cervical, suprascapular, lateral thoracic, and intercostals.
Synonym(s): arteria subscapularis [TA] .

subscapular artery

A large branch of the axillary artery; it supplies blood to the back wall of the thorax and the latissimus dorsi and subscapularis muscles. Its branches include the thoracodorsal and circumflex scapular arteries.
See also: artery