Artery, vertebral: A key artery located in the back of the neck that carries blood from the heart to the brain.
Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System: Arteries: Head, Neck, and Thorax . Vertebral Arteries. Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
The vertebral arteries are major arteries. of the neck. They branch from the subclavian arteries. and merge to form the single midline basilar artery
The vertebral artery is a major artery of the neck that passes through the cervical vertebrae. There are two vertebral arteries, one on each side, and each branches ...
Vertebral artery dissection (VAD) is an increasingly recognized cause of stroke in patients younger than 45 years.
Decreased blood flow through the vertebral arteries, called ischemia, affects critical core structures of the brain and brainstem, as well as, blood flow to the cord.