Inferior hypophysial artery

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Inferior hypophyseal artery
Source Cavernous part of internal carotid artery
Supplies Pituitary gland
Latin arteria hypophysialis inferior
TA A12.2.06.012
FMA 49846
Anatomical terminology

The inferior hypophysial artery is an artery supplying the neurohypophysis of the pituitary gland. It is a branch of the cavernous carotid artery (internal carotid artery).[1][2]


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  2. ^ Marieb, Elaine (2014). Anatomy & physiology. Glenview, IL: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN 978-0321861580.