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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
Last RevisedNovember 27, 2012

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Last Updated: November 27, 2012
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