Branches of the thoracoacromial artery (mnemonic)

Dr Owen Kang et al.

Useful mnemonics to remember the four branches of the thoracoacromial artery are:

  • ABCD
  • CAlifornia Police Department
  • Cadavers Are Dead People
  • PACkeD


  • A: acromial
  • B: breast (pectoral)
  • C: clavicular
  • D: deltoid
CAlifornia Police Department
  • C: clavicular
  • A: acromial 
  • P: pectoral
  • D: deltoid
Cadavers Are Dead People
  • C: clavicular
  • A: acromial
  • D: deltoid
  • P: pectoral
  • P: pectoral
  • A: acromial
  • C: clavicular
  • D: deltoid

Article information

rID: 45544
Section: Anatomy, Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Thoracoacromial artery branches
  • Thoracoacromial artery branches (mnemonic)

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