cerebellar artery

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cerebellar artery n.

  1. An artery with origin in the basilar artery, with distribution to the lateral lobes of the cerebellum, and with anastomosis to the posterior inferior cerebellar artery; anterior inferior cerebellar arterty.

  2. An artery with origin in the vertebral artery, with distribution to the medulla, choroid plexus, and cerebellum, and with anastomoses to the superior cerebellar and the anterior inferior cerebellar arteries; posterior inferior cerebellar artery.

  3. An artery with origin in the basilar artery, with distribution to the cerebellum and colliculi, and with anastomoses to the posterior inferior cerebellar artery; superior cerebellar artery.

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