Definition of Common carotid artery

1. Noun. Runs upward in the neck and divides into the external and internal carotid arteries.

Exact synonyms: Common Carotid
Generic synonyms: Arteria Carotis, Carotid Artery



Medical Definition of Common carotid artery

1. Origin, right from brachiocephalic, left from arch of aorta; runs upward in the neck and divides opposite upper border of thyroid cartilage (C-4 vertebral level) into terminal branches, external and internal carotid. Synonym: arteria carotis communis. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Common Carotid Artery

common brant goose
common broom
common bullfinch
common bullfinches
common burdock
common buzzard
common buzzards
common calamint
common camas
common canary
common caper
common cardinal vein
common carline thistle
common carotid
common carotid artery (current term)
common carotid plexus
common carp
common carps
common carrier
common chickweed
common chickweeds
common chord
common clothes moth
common clothes moths
common cockscomb
common cold
common cold virus
common colds
common columbine

Literary usage of Common carotid artery

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"This is an important fact to bear in mind during the performance of any operation on the lower part of the left common carotid artery. its middle, ..."

2. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"THE common carotid artery. (Fig. 115, /and t/i; Fig. 119, a). The two common carotid arteries arise from the innominate artery in the manner already ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"In Deaver's Anatomy, " the external carotid artery may be absent, the branches of that artery arising from the common carotid artery, which continues upward ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1883)
"The operation of tying the common carotid artery may be necessary in a wound of that vessel or its branches, in an aneurism, or in a ease of pulsating tumor ..."

5. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"Ligature of the common carotid artery may be necessary in a case of wound of that vessel or its branches ..."

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