The subclavian artery is an expression used to refer to either of two arteries that supply oxygenated blood to the neck and arms.
- the right subclavian artery , which branches from the innominate artery opposite the right sterno-clavicular articulation, and
- the left subclavian artery, which arises from the aortic arch.
For a diagram of the position of the subclavian artery in relation to the positions of other major veins and arteries, see systemic circulation.
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