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Arteries of Neck (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Arteries of Neck (Left)

Arteriae colli

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The common, internal, and external carotid arteries provide the majority of arterial blood to the neck. Additionally, contributions from the subclavian artery, including the vertebral, costocervical, and thyrocervical arteries, contribute to the vascular supply of the neck.

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