A major artery that supplues the hindbrain and runs along the ventral keel of the hindbrain. [ BGEE:ann ]

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uberon_slim, unverified_taxonomic_grouping, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

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external definition

Artery that runs along the ventral keel of the hindbrain. It lies between the primordial hindbrain channels(PHBC). It irrigates the hindbrain and is connected, through the hindbrain, to the PHBC by the central arteries.

The unpaired artery that is formed by the union of the two vertebral arteries, runs forward within the skull just under the pons, divides into the two posterior cerebral arteries, and supplies the pons, cerebellum, posterior part of the cerebrum, and the inner ear[MP].

homology notes

The major artery supplying the hindbrain, the basilar artery, runs along the ventral keel of the hindbrain in all vertebrates.[well established][VHOG]

id

UBERON:0001633