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    Blood Supply to the Brain

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    Illustration copyright 2000 by Nucleus Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. http://www.nucleusinc.com

    The picture shows two carotid arteries and two vertebral arteries supplied from the aorta, the large blood vessel at the top of the heart, that carry blood to the brain. These arteries branch out in the brain to carry blood to the cerebral arteries.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
    Specialist Medical ReviewerHoward Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology

    Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
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