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A terminal branch of the left or right common carotid artery which supplies oxygenated blood to the brain and eyes[MP] [ http://www.informatics.jax.org/accession/anna ]

Synonyms: cranial carotid artery internal carotid

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

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external definition

One of the major arteries of the head, it is the as the cranial continuation of the aortic arches and the dorsal aorta. It curves ventrally before resuming a dorsal course as it enters the head proper, and it lies ventral to the internal jugular vein. The internal carotid artery gives off palatine, ophthalmic, and cerebral branches by stage NF stage 41.[AAO]

Each of two arteries starting at the bifurcation of the common carotid arteries through which blood circulates to many structures and organs in the head. [TFD][VHOG]

has related synonym

arteria carotis interna