external carotid artery

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Noun1.external carotid artery - the branch of the carotid artery that supplies blood to the face and tongue and external parts of the headexternal carotid artery - the branch of the carotid artery that supplies blood to the face and tongue and external parts of the head
arteria carotis, carotid artery - either of two major arteries of the neck and head; branches from the aorta
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1] There is a great deal of evidence showing that painful dilation of the terminal branches of the external carotid arteries is the source of the pain in many but not all migraine sufferers.
Common carotid angiograms showed symmetrical anomalies in both external carotid arteries.
0 cm inferior to the angle of the mandible) & posterior to the C3 and C4 vertebral bodies, separate and distinct from other radiopaque structures and at the bifurcation of the Internal and External Carotid Arteries.
1993) and 2 or 3 branches from external carotid arteries (DePace, 1981; Santer and Owen, 1986; Chunhabundit et al.
The artery is divided into internal and external carotid arteries at the upper rim of the thyroid cartilage.
Trauma to the face, neck, and scalp can result in damage to branches of the external carotid arteries that cannot be controlled by direct pressure alone.
The mid and distal portions of the common carotid artery, carotid bulb, and the proximal portions of the internal and external carotid arteries were systematically examined manually in short-axis and long-axis views.
Prior to the removal of the tumor, main carotid artery was controlled by covering internal and external carotid arteries with nylon tapes.