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Mesh term Carotid Artery, Common

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Carotid Arteries


The two principal arteries supplying the structures of the head and neck. They ascend in the neck, one on each side, and at the level of the upper border of the thyroid cartilage, each divides into two branches, the external (CAROTID ARTERY, EXTERNAL) and internal (CAROTID ARTERY, INTERNAL) carotid arteries.

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Carotid Artery, External
Carotid Artery, Internal

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