Carotid


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Carotid (Wikipedia)
Common carotid artery
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The common carotid artery arises directly from the aorta on the left and as a branch of the brachiocephalic trunk on the right.
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The common carotid artery and its main branches
Details
Precursoraortic arch 3
Sourceaortic arch, brachiocephalic artery
Branchesinternal carotid artery, external carotid artery
Veininternal jugular vein
Supplieshead and neck
Identifiers
LatinArteria carotis communis
MeSHD017536
TAA12.2.04.006
FMA3939
Anatomical terminology

In anatomy, the left and right common carotid arteries (carotids) (English: /kəˈrɒtɪd/) are arteries that supply the head and neck with oxygenated blood; they divide in the neck to form the external and internal carotid arteries.

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