Branches of internal carotid artery (mnemonic)

A useful mnemonic to remember the branches of the internal carotid artery is:

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Mnemonic

The last two branches in the mnemonic are the terminal branches of the internal carotid artery.

Except for the terminal segment (C7) the odd numbered segments usually have no branches, whereas the even numbered segments (C2, C4, C6) each have two branches.

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Article information

rID: 43872
System: Vascular
Sections: Mnemonics, Anatomy
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
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