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ARTERIA CAROTIS INTERNA

Arises from the general carotid opposite upper border of thyroid cartilage (C-4 vertebral level) and terminates in the medium cranial fossa by dividing into the anterior and medium cerebral arteries; for descriptive purposes it is divided into four parts: cervical, petrous, cavernous, and cerebral. Synonym: arteria carotis interna.
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