- Thoracoacromial artery
Name = Thoracoacromial artery
Latin = arteria thoracoacromialis
GraySubject = 149
GrayPage = 588
Caption = Branches of
axillary artery, including thoracoacromial artery
Caption2 = The scapular and circumflex arteries. (Thoracoacromial branch of thoracoacromial labeled at upper right.)
DorlandsPre = a_62
DorlandsSuf = 12159712
The thoracoacromial artery (acromiothoracic artery; thoracic axis) is a short trunk, which arises from the forepart of the
axillary artery, its origin being generally overlapped by the upper edge of the Pectoralis minor.
Projecting forward to the upper border of the Pectoralis minor, it pierces the
coracoclavicular fasciaand divides into four branches—pectoral, acromial, clavicular, and deltoid.
mnemonicused to remember the four branches is "Cadavers Are Dead People". [MedicalMnemonics|3425|1207|662|]
* - "Pectoral Region: Thoracoacromial Artery and its Branches"
* - "The axillary artery and its major branches shown in relation to major landmarks."
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thoracoacromial artery — tho·ra·co·acro·mi·al artery .thō rə .kō ə krō mē əl n a short branch of the axillary artery that divides into four branches supplying the region of the pectoralis muscles, deltoid, subclavius, and sternoclavicular joint … Medical dictionary
Deltoid branch of thoracoacromial artery — Artery: Deltoid branch of thoracoacromial artery Latin ramus deltoideus arteriae thoracoacromialis Gray s subject #149 588 Supplies Deltoid muscle Vein cephalic vein … Wikipedia
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thoracoacromial — Relating to the acromion and the thorax; denoting especially the t. artery. SYN: acromiothoracic, thoracicoacromial. * * * tho·ra·co·acro·mi·al (thor″ə ko ə kroґme əl) pertaining to the thorax and the acromion … Medical dictionary
thoracicoacromial artery — thoracoacromial artery arteria thoracoacromialis … Medical dictionary
Suprascapular artery — Infobox Artery Name = Suprascapular artery Latin = arteria suprascapularis, arteria transversa scapulae GraySubject = 148 GrayPage = 582 Caption = Thyrocervical trunk with branches, including suprascapular artery. Caption2 = The scapular and… … Wikipedia
Superior thoracic artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arteria thoracalis suprema GraySubject = 149 GrayPage = 587 Caption = The axillary artery and its branches. Superior throracic artery is the upper rightmost artery. Caption2 = BranchFrom = axillary artery… … Wikipedia
thoracic artery — n either of two arteries that branch from the axillary artery or from one of its branches: a) a small artery that usu. arises from the axillary artery below the clavicle and that supplies or sends branches to the two pectoralis muscles and the… … Medical dictionary
Lateral thoracic artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arteria thoracalis lateralis GraySubject = 149 GrayPage = 588 Caption = Axillary artery, with its branches, including the lateral thoracic artery. Anterior view of right upper limb and thorax. BranchFrom =… … Wikipedia
Acromial branch of suprascapular artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = ramus acromialis arteriae suprascapularis GraySubject = 148 GrayPage = 582 Caption = The scapular and circumflex arteries. (Acromial branch of suprascapular artery visible but not labeled.) Caption2 =… … Wikipedia