anterior humeral circumflex artery

noun
variants: or anterior circumflex humeral artery

Medical Definition of anterior humeral circumflex artery

: an artery that branches from the axillary artery in the shoulder, curves around the front of the humerus, is distributed or gives off branches distributed especially to the shoulder joint, head of the humerus, biceps brachii, and deltoid muscle, and anastomoses with the posterior humeral circumflex artery — compare posterior humeral circumflex artery

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