Primitive arteries in the brain (mnemonic)

The primitive arteries in the brain can be remembered by the following mnemonic:



The meningohypophyseal trunk and anterior choroidal and posterior inferior cerebellar arteries (M, A, P) are considered standard human anatomy. The hypoglossal, otic, and trigeminal arteries (H, O, T) only rarely persist beyond early development. 

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rID: 17848
Section: Mnemonics
Tag: cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • HOT MAP (mnemonic)
  • Primitive intracranial arteries (mnemonic)

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