Medical Definition of Carotid canal

1. A passage through the petrous part of the temporal bone from its inferior surface upward, medially, and forward to the apex where it opens into the foramen lacerum. It transmits the internal carotid artery and plexuses of veins and autonomic nerves. Synonym: canalis caroticus. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carotid Canal

caroticotympanic nerve
carotid
carotid-cavernous fistula
carotid-cavernous sinus fistula
carotid-vertebral artery anastomoses
carotid arteries
carotid artery
carotid artery thrombosis
carotid body
carotid body cell
carotid body tumour
carotid bruit
carotid bulb
carotid canal (current term)
carotid doppler
carotid duct
carotid duplex
carotid foramen
carotid ganglion
carotid groove
carotid plexus
carotid pulse
carotid sinus
carotid sinus branch
carotid sinus nerve
carotid sinus reflex

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