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.

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



Medical Definition of External carotid artery

1. Origin, common carotid at C-4 vertebral level; branches, superior thyroid, lingual, facial, occipital, posterior auricular, ascending pharyngeal, and terminal branches, maxillary and superficial temporal at level of neck of mandible. Synonym: arteria carotis externa. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of External Carotid Artery

external aperture of vestibular aqueduct
external arcuate fibres
external artery of nose
external auditory canal
external auditory foramen
external auditory meatus
external axis of eye
external base of skull
external body part
external branch of accessory nerve
external branch of superior laryngeal nerve
external canthus
external capsule
external carotid
external carotid artery (current term)
external carotid nerves
external carotid plexus
external cause
external causes
external cephalic version
external collateral ligament of wrist
external conflict
external coupling
external couplings
external cuneate nucleus
external defibrillator
external dental epithelium

Literary usage of External carotid artery

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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 ..."

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