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The picture shows two carotid arteries and two vertebral arteries supplied from the aorta, the large blood vessel at the top of the heart, that carry blood to the brain. These arteries branch out in the brain to carry blood to the cerebral arteries.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD - Cardiology, ElectrophysiologyAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineElizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine