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hepatic artery

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An artery with origin in the celiac artery, with branches to the right gastric, gastroduodenal, and proper hepatic arteries; common hepatic artery.
An artery with origin in the common hepatic artery, and with branches to the right and left hepatic arteries; proper hepatic artery.

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