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Arteries of Pharynx (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Arteries of Pharynx (Left)

Arteriae pharyngis

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Description

The pharynx receives its arterial supply primarily from branches of the external carotid artery. These include the ascending pharyngeal artery via its pharyngeal trunk, the maxillary artery via its pharyngeal branch, and the artery of the pterygoid canal.

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