Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “HUMERAL“ to remember about Anterior Humeral Circumflex Artery important facts
Mnemonic : HUMERAL
H – Head: The Anterior Humeral Circumflex Artery arises from the third part of the axillary artery, near the head of the humerus.
U – Upper Arm: It travels downward in the upper arm, running closely along the bicipital groove.
M – Muscles: This artery supplies blood to the surrounding muscles, including the deltoid and pectoralis major.
E – Empty Space: It passes through the quadrangular space, a small opening formed by the teres minor, teres major, long head of the triceps, and the humerus.
R – Recurrent Branches: The Anterior Humeral Circumflex Artery often gives off recurrent branches to the shoulder joint.
A – Anastomosis: It participates in an anastomosis (connection) with the posterior circumflex humeral artery, helping to ensure adequate blood supply to the shoulder region.
L – Ligaments: It may also supply blood to the ligaments and joint capsule of the shoulder, contributing to joint stability and health.
- “Gray’s Anatomy” – Page 342 📖
- “Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy” – Page 189 📖
- “Clinically Oriented Anatomy” – Page 506 📖
- “Human Anatomy & Physiology” – Page 275 📖
- “Essential Clinical Anatomy” – Page 421 📖
- “Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy” – Page 183 📖
- “Anatomy: A Regional Atlas of the Human Body” – Page 317 📖
- “Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist” – Page 238 📖