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Right Subclavian Right Carotid

Two arteries formed by the division of the brachiocephalic trunk.

Coronary Arteries

First branches off the ascending aorta: serve the heart.

Inernal Carotid and Vertebral Arteries

Two paired arteries, serving the brain.


Largest artery of the human body.

Deep Femoral

Artery that serves the posterior thigh


Artery that supplies the diaphragm.


Artery that splits to form the radial and ulnar arteries.

Inferior Mesenteric

Artery that supplies the last half of the large intestine.


Artery generally auscultated to determine blood pressure in the arm.

Internal Illiac

Artery that serves the pelvis.


External iliac becomes this artery on entering the thigh.


Major artery serving the arm.

Superior Mesenteric

Artery that supplies most of the small intestine.

Common Illiac Arteries

Terminal branches of the descending aorta.

Ciliac Trunk

Arterial trunk that has 3 major branches serving the liver, stomach, spleen.

External Carotid

Major artery, serving the tissues external to the skull.

Posterior Tibial, Anterior Tibial, Peronial

Three arteries, serving the leg inferior to the knee.


Artery generally used to feel the pulse at the wrist.


Damage to the left semilunar valve would interfere with blood flow in this artery.

Brachial Cephalic Trunk, Right Common Carotid, Right Subclavian

First, second and third branches of the aortic arch.


Major artery supplying the lower limb.


An intermediary between the subclavian and brachial arteries.

Pulmonary Arteries

Brings deoxygenated blood to the lungs.

Ascending, Aortic Arch, Descending

Parts of the aorta.

Radial, Ulnar

Branches of the brachial artery.


Visceral branches of the thoracic aorta that supply the visceral pleura, esophagus and bronchi of the lungs.

Internal Carotid

Compressing this artery next to the mandible can cause loss of consciousness.


Which common carotid artery arises directly from the aortic arch?

Vertebral Artery

Travels through the transverse foramina of the cervical vertebrae.

Common Carotid

Divides into external and internal branches at the level of Adam's apple.

Popliteal Artery

An artery getting its name from the popliteal fossa at the rear of the knee.

Pericardial Phrenic

A branch of the subclavian artery that issues finer branches to the pericardium.

intercostal arteries

33. Anterior and posterior _______________supply the muscles between the ribs.

Superficial Temporal

You can palpate the pulse on this vessel, immediately laterally to the eyebrow.

Gonadal Arteries

Generic name for the ovarian arteries in females and testicular arteries in males.


The pulse can be palpated on this artery in the femoral triangle of upper medial thigh.

Internal Carotid Artery

Supplies 80% of the brain.

Radial and Ulnar

Arteries supplying the forearm muscles and the fingers.

Aorta. Explanation: A narrowing of the Aorta at different levels of the Aorta causing changes in blood pressure.

39. A congenital cardio-vascular anomaly (frequency 1 in 2000 autopsies), 4-5 times more frequent in males is called the coarctation of the ______________. Explain this condition.

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