The carotid arteries run up along either side of the front of the neck. Together with two other large arteries, which run through the neck vertebrae, they supply the brain with fresh, oxygenated blood.
In human anatomy, the left and right common carotid arteries (English pronunciation: /kəˈrɒtɪd/) are arteries that supply the head and neck with oxygenated blood; they divide in the neck to form the external and internal carotid arteries.
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