innominate artery

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innominate artery

[i¦näm·ə·nət ′ärd·ə·rē]
(anatomy)
The first artery branching from the aortic arch; distributes blood to the head, neck, shoulder, and arm on the right side of the body.
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The right common carotid artery originates from the innominate or brachiocephalic artery, which is the first artery branching from the aortic arch.
For histopathologic studies, the aorta and heart were harvested and stored in buffered formalin (10%), or the brachiocephalic artery (BCA) was dissected and snap-frozen in Tissue-Tek OCT-compound (Sakura Finetek, Torrance, CA) to be used for cryostat sections.
On the right, the vagus nerve follows the posterolateral surface of the comm on carotid artery to the bifurcation of the brachiocephalic artery.