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Brachial artery

The brachial artery is a blood vessel of the upper arm.

It is a continuation of the axillary artery[?], and it starts and the lower margin of teres major[?] and continues down the arm, until it reaches the cubital fossa[?] at the elbow[?]. It then ends by dividing into the radial[?] and ulna arteries[?] which run down the forearm.

The brachial artery has smaller branches along it. These supply the muscles of the upper arm, such as biceps brachii and triceps brachii[?].

The cords of the brachial plexus are named by their positional relationship to the brachial artery.



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