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1

Axillary artery is a direct continuation of the:

Subclavian Artery

2

The Axillary artery changes names when the blood vessels pass underneath the:

Clavicle and enters the axilla

3

The axillary will then become _____ _____ about an inch or so below the surgical neck of the humerus

Brachial artery

4

First branch to come off the axillary artery, just as the vessel emerges from under the clavicle

Superior Thoracic

5

This branch supplies the Pectoralis major/ minor, the subclavius muscle, and the wall of the thorax

Superior Thoracic

6

Short trunk that curls around the upper border of the pectoralis minor and divides into 4 branches

Thoracoacromial

7

Name the 4 branches of the Thoracocaromial artery

Clavicular, acromial, Deltoid, Pectoral

8

Appears along the lateral border of the pectoralis minor

Lateral thoracic

9

Supplies the:
Serratus anterior
both pectoral muscles
Mammary glands
intercostal muscles

Lateral Thoracic

10

Largest branch of the axillary artery & found parallel and lateral to the lateral thoracic branch and divides into 2 branches

Subscapular

11

What are the 2 branches of the Subscapular artery:

Scapular circumflex and Thoracodorsal

12

Thoracodordal artery of the subscapular artery supplies:

Latissimus dorsi and the subscapularius muscles

13

Scapular circumflex artery of the subscapular artery supplies

Supraspinatus infraspinatus, teres major and minor, triceps brachii and part of the deltoid

14

Anterior & posterior humeral circumflex branches form a circle around the surgical neck of the humerus along with the axillary artery nerve they supply:

Deltoid muscle, shoulder joint, teres muscles and the proximal part of the humerus

15

Axillary VEIN becomes the ________ ____ as it passes under the clavicle & into the cervical region

Subclavian vein