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Arteries of Upper Limb (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Arteries of Upper Limb (Left)

Arteriae membri superioris

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The arterial supply to the upper limb arises from:

- the subclavian and axillary arteries, which supplies the shoulder region;

- the brachial artery, which is the primary vascular supply to the arm;

- the radial and ulnar arteries, which are the primary arteries for the forearm and hand.

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When the artery is occluded blood is forced through the collateral vessels, drastically increasing fluid shear stress and triggering an inflammatory response which drives vessel remodeling.

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