Princeps cervicis artery

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princeps cervicis artery --> descending branch of occipital artery

(Science: anatomy, artery) Origin: occipital artery within occipital groove; distribution: posterior neck muscles and cervical trapezius muscle; anastomoses: superficial and deep cervical arteries, vertebral artery.

Synonym: ramus descendens arteriae occipitalis, princeps cervicis artery, princeps cervicis.