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Encyclopedia > Subclavian

In general, Subclavian means beneath the clavicle, and it can refer to: Left clavicle - from above Left clavicle - from below In human anatomy, the clavicle or collar bone is a bone that makes up part of the shoulder girdle. ...


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VI. The Arteries. 4. The Arteries of the Upper Extremity. a. The Subclavian Artery. Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the ... (4200 words)
It is crossed by the internal jugular and vertebral veins, by the vagus nerve and the cardiac branches of the vagus and sympathetic, and by the subclavian loop of the sympathetic trunk which forms a ring around the vessel.
The artery may arise as a separate trunk from the arch of the aorta, and in such cases it may be either the first, second, third, or even the last branch derived from that vessel; in the majority, however, it is the first or last, rarely the second or third.
A posterior set, consisting of the transverse scapular and the descending ramus of the transverse cervical branches of the subclavian, anastomosing with the subscapular from the axillary.
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