phrenic artery


: any of the several arteries supplying the diaphragm:
: either of two arising from the thoracic aorta and distributed over the upper surface of the diaphragm

called also superior phrenic artery

: either of two that arise from the abdominal aorta either directly as separate arteries or from the celiac artery or a renal artery or from a common trunk originating in the abdominal aorta or the celiac artery and that supply the underside of the diaphragm and the adrenal glands

called also inferior phrenic artery

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“Phrenic artery.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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