Carotid artery

Carotid Arteries: Either of the two principal arteries on both sides of the neck that supply blood to the head and neck; each divides into two branches, the internal carotid artery and the external carotid artery.1


Types may include:2

Types of Carotid Artery:

  • Common Carotid Artery
  • External Carotid Artery
  • Internal Carotid Artery

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  1. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  2. Source: NCI Thesaurus

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