Superior phrenic arteries

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Superior phrenic artery
Source Thoracic aorta
Vein Superior phrenic vein
Latin Arteria phrenica superior
TA A12.2.11.006
FMA 70805
Anatomical terminology

The superior phrenic arteries are small and arise from the lower part of the thoracic aorta; they are distributed to the posterior part of the upper surface of the diaphragm, and anastomose with the musculophrenic and pericardiacophrenic arteries.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)