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Thyroid ima artery

Arises from the brachiocephalic trunk and ascends in front of the trachea to the lower part of the thyroid gland, which it supplies. It is only present in approximately 3-10% of the population. It varies greatly in size, and appears to compensate for deficiency or absence of one of the other thyroid vessels. Occasionally, it arises from the aorta, the right common carotid, the subclavian or the internal thoracic artery....

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/ˈtiSHo͞o/ Noun, pl. tissues 1. An aggregate of cells in an organism that have similar structure and function. ( 2. Any of the distinct types of material of which animals or plants are made, consisting of specialized cells and their products....

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Triangle of Calot

1. An anatomic space bordered by the common hepatic duct medially, the cystic duct laterally and the cystic artery superiorly. ( 2. A triangle bounded by the cystic artery, the cystic duct, and the hepatic duct. ( Syn: Hepatobiliary triangle or cystohepatic triangle Word origin: Named for Jean-François Calot, a French surgeon best known for describing treatment of curvature of the spine in Pott’s...

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