brachiocephalic artery
noun Date: circa 1839 a short artery that arises from the arch of the aorta and divides into the carotid and subclavian arteries of the right side — called also innominate artery

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  • Brachiocephalic artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = truncus brachiocephalicus GraySubject = 142 GrayPage = 548 Caption = Schematic of the proximal aorta, frontal view. The brachiocephalic artery (labeled innominate ) is the third branch of the aorta and the… …   Wikipedia

  • brachiocephalic artery — bra·chio·ce·phal·ic artery .brā kē (.)ō sə .fal ik n a short artery that arises from the arch of the aorta and divides into the carotid and subclavian arteries of the right side called also brachiocephalic trunk, innominate artery * * * see… …   Medical dictionary

  • brachiocephalic artery — ¦brakē(ˌ)ōsə¦falik noun Etymology: brachi + cephalic : innominate artery * * * /bray kee oh seuh fal ik, brak ee , bray kee , brak ee /, Anat. a major artery, arising from the arch of the aorta, that supplies blood to the right arm and the head.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • brachiocephalic artery — /bray kee oh seuh fal ik, brak ee , bray kee , brak ee /, Anat. a major artery, arising from the arch of the aorta, that supplies blood to the right arm and the head. [1830 40; BRACHIO + CEPHALIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • brachiocephalic artery — see innominate artery …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Артерия Безымянная (Innominate Artery), Ствол Щитошейный, Ствол Плечеголовной (Brachiocephalic Artery) — короткая артерия, являющаяся первым ответвлением дуги аорты, отходящим от нее вправо вверх, и заканчивающаяся у основания шеи около правого грудино ключичного сустава. В этом месте она разделяется на правую общую сонную и подключичную артерии.… …   Медицинские термины

  • Ствол Щитошейный (Brachiocephalic Artery) — см. Артерия безымянная. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • Brachiocephalic — can refer to the following: * The brachiocephalic artery supplies blood to the right arm, head and neck.* The left and right brachiocephalic veins merge to form the superior vena cava, one of the primary pathways by which blood is returned to the …   Wikipedia

  • Brachiocephalic vein — Infobox Vein Name = PAGENAME Latin = vena brachiocephalica, venae anonymæ GraySubject = 172 GrayPage = 664 Caption = The thyroid gland and its relations. (Label for Right innom. vein and Left innom. vein visible at bottom center.) Caption2 = The… …   Wikipedia

  • Artery, carotid — A key artery located in the front of the neck though which blood from the heart goes to the brain. There are 2 carotid arteries the right and left common carotid arteries on each side of the neck. Together, the right and left common carotid… …   Medical dictionary

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