A bilaterally paired branched artery that originates from the aortic arches and divides into and includes as parts the internal and external carotid arteries[cjm]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_carotid_artery ]

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, human_reference_atlas

curator note
  • This class represents the adult and developing structures'
definition
  • A bilaterally paired branched artery that originates from the aortic arches and divides into and includes as parts the internal and external carotid arteries[cjm].
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e6/Gray506.svg
development notes
  • in birds and reptiles, develops from arch III and parts of ventral and dorsal aortae
editor note
  • we follow the FMA and treat the artery as a tree-structure - here we include the internal and external as parts. For the part that excludes the branches, see 'trunk of common carotid artery'
has broad synonym
  • carotid artery
has exact synonym
  • carotid artery system
  • common carotid artery
  • trunk of common carotid tree
has related synonym
  • a. carotis communis
id
  • UBERON:0001530
present in taxon
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9606