Ascending pharyngeal artery

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Artery: Ascending pharyngeal artery
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The internal carotid and vertebral arteries. Right side.
Latin arteria pharyngea ascendens
Gray's subject #144 557
Supplies pharynx
Source external carotid artery   
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]



The ascending pharyngeal artery, the smallest branch of the external carotid, is a long, slender vessel, deeply seated in the neck, beneath the other branches of the external carotid and under the Stylopharyngeus.

It arises from the back part of the external carotid, near the commencement of that vessel, and ascends vertically between the internal carotid and the side of the pharynx, to the under surface of the base of the skull, lying on the Longus capitis.

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