Pericardiacophrenic artery

pericardiacophrenic artery per·i·car·di·a·co·phren·ic artery (pěr’ĭ-kär-dī’ə-kō-frěn’ĭk)
An artery with its origin in the internal thoracic artery, with distribution to the pericardium, diaphragm, and pleura; and with anastomoses to phrenic arteries and branches of the internal thoracic artery.


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