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Arteries of Respiratory Diaphragm
Cardiovascular System

Arteries of Respiratory Diaphragm

Arteriae diaphragmatis respiratoriae

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Description

The arterial supply to the superior aspect of the respiratory diaphragm arises from the superior phrenic, musculophrenic, and pericardiacophrenic arteries. The inferior phrenic artery supplies the inferior diaphragmatic surface.

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