Cerebral portion of internal carotid artery

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Artery: Cerebral portion of internal carotid artery
Outer surface of cerebral hemisphere, showing areas supplied by cerebral arteries.
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The arterial circle and arteries of the brain.
Latin pars cerebralis arteriae carotidis internae
Gray's subject #146 567
Source internal carotid artery   
/ Elsevier

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The cerebral portion of internal carotid artery.—Having perforated the dura mater on the medial side of the anterior clinoid process, the internal carotid passes between the optic and oculomotor nerves to the anterior perforated substance at the medial extremity of the lateral cerebral fissure, where it gives off its terminal or cerebral branches.

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