The brachiocephalic artery is also known as the "innominate
It is a short artery that begins as the first large branch of the aortic
arch, passes upwards towards the right, then terminates at the lower
neck near to the right sternoclavicular joint.
At the lower neck the brachiocephalic artery divides into the right
common carotid artery and the right subclavian
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