Definition of External carotid artery
1. Noun. The branch of the carotid artery that supplies blood to the face and tongue and external parts of the head.
Medical Definition of External carotid artery
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Literary usage of External 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 (1901)
"The external carotid artery. The external carotid artery (Fig. 283) commences opposite the upper border of the thyroid cartilage, and. taking a slightly ..."
2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"The external carotid artery. The external carotid artery (Fig. ... The position of the external carotid artery may be marked out with sufficient accuracy by ..."
3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1887)
"Ligature of the external carotid artery, together with independent ligature of the branches arising from the first inch of its course, ..."
4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The external carotid artery may otherwise be marked out by the upper part of a line from the side ..."
5. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by John Bell, Charles Bell (1829)
"ARRANGEMENT OF THE BRANCHES OF THE external carotid artery. The external carotid gives three sets of arteries; each of which, having a plain and distinct ..."