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1

what major artery branches to supply blood to the anterior brain

internal carotid artery

2

what 2 branches supply the anterior brain

middle cerebral artery
anterior cerebral artery

3

what branches come off the middle cerebral artery

lenticulostriate arteries

4

what do the lenticulostriate arteries supply

areas controlling motor pathways

5

what areas of the brain does the middle cerebral artery supply

lateral frontal and parietal lobes
superior temporal lobes

6

what ares of the brain does the anterior cerebral artery supply

medial frontal and parietal lobes

7

what are the 2 sets of connecting arteries which close the circle of willis

anterior communicating arteries
posterior communicating arteries

8

which vessel do the vertebral arteries branch from

subclavian artery

9

what artery is the posterior brain supplied by

vertebral artery

10

what artery is formed by the 2 vertebral arteries as they pass through foramen magnum

anterior spinal artery

11

what does the anterior spinal artery supply

anterior 2/3 of the spine

12

what do the 2 vertebral arteries merge to give

basilar artery

13

what are the branches of the basilar artery

pontine arteries
3 cerebellar arteries - superior, anterior inferior and posterior

14

what does the basilar artery bifurcate to give

2 posterior cerebral arteries

15

what do the posterior cerebral arteries supply

occipital and inferior temporal lobes

16

what vessels supply the brainstem

posterior cerebral arteries and the 3 cerebellar arteries