thoracoacromial artery


An artery with origin in the axillary artery, with distribution to the muscles and skin of the shoulder and upper chest, and with anastomoses to the branches of the superior, internal, and lateral thoracic, posterior and anterior circumflex humeral, and suprascapular arteries.acromiothoracic artery

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