common carotid artery
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GC: n

S: http://www.webmd.com/heart/picture-of-the-carotid-artery (last access: 13 July 2015); http://radiopaedia.org/articles/common-carotid-artery-2 (last access: 13 July 2015).

N: 1. The carotid artery is a major artery located in the front of the neck. Through the carotid artery, blood from the heart goes to the brain. There are 2 “common” carotid arteries the right and left common carotid arteries one on each side of the neck. Together, the right and left common carotid arteries provide the principal blood supply to the head and neck.
2. Cultural Interrelation: The brain illustrations of Vesalius and Willis were the first in anatomic history with pictorial accuracy.

S: 1. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9330 (last access: 13 July 2015). 2. http://www.ajnr.org/content/35/1/19.full (last access: 13 July 2015).

SYN: carotid artery

S: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9330 (last access: 13 July 2015)

CR: artery