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Definition of Ophthalmic artery

Ophthalmic artery: The ophthalmic artery supplies blood to the eye and adjacent structures of the face. It arises from the internal carotid artery that courses up deep within the front of the neck.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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