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  1. vertebral artery, arteria vertebralis(noun)

    the first branch of the subclavian artery; divided into four parts

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  1. Vertebral artery

    The vertebral arteries are major arteries of the neck. They branch from the subclavian arteries and merge to form the single midline basilar artery in a complex called the vertebrobasilar system, which supplies blood to the posterior part of the circle of Willis and thus significant portions of the brain.

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  1. Vertebral Artery

    The first branch of the SUBCLAVIAN ARTERY with distribution to muscles of the NECK; VERTEBRAE; SPINAL CORD; CEREBELLUM; and interior of the CEREBRUM.


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