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Definitions of CERVICAL ARTERIES
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Are three in number: 1. The ascending, anterior, or superficial, a branch of the inferior thyroid, distributed to the scaleni muscles and integuments. 2. The transverse (Cervico-scapulaire-Ch.) a branch of the axillary artery, or of the subclavian: distributed to the levator scapulae, trapezius, &c. 3. The posterior or profound, A. transversa'lis colli, Trachelo-cervicale-( Ch.) a branch of the subclavian, distributed to the deep-seated muscles on the anterior and posterior parts of the neck. See, also, Princeps Cervicis (arteria).
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