The aortic arch has three branches, the brachiocephalic trunk, left common carotid artery, and left subclavian artery.
The aortic arch and its branches shown in situ.
|Precursor||Fourth left pharyngeal arch artery|
|Vein||Combination of superior and inferior vena cava|
|Supplies||From its branches, the upper body, arms, head and neck. As a part of the aorta, the entire body, with exception of the respiratory zone of the lung and the heart.|
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