circle of Willis

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Noun1.circle of Willis - a ring of arteries at the base of the brain
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
brain, encephalon - that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
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The maxillary artery contributes significantly to the cerebral arterial circle through the rete epidural mirabile while the basilar artery attached to the cerebral arterial circle where its blood flow directed caudally rather than rostrally (Kietyka-Kurc et al., 2015; Alsafy et al., 2017).
The cerebral arterial circle, also known as the circle of Willis, is a complex anastomotic network between the internal carotid artery and vertebrobasilar systems; it is located in the skull base and is home to numerous anatomical variations.
(10.) Jain PN, Kumar V, Thomas RJ, et al.: "Anomalies of human cerebral arterial circle (of Willis)." Journal of the Anatomical society of India, Dec; 39(2):137-46.