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Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “HUMERAL to remember about Anterior Humeral Circumflex Artery important facts

Mnemonic HUMERAL

HHead: The Anterior Humeral Circumflex Artery arises from the third part of the axillary artery, near the head of the humerus.

UUpper Arm: It travels downward in the upper arm, running closely along the bicipital groove.

MMuscles: This artery supplies blood to the surrounding muscles, including the deltoid and pectoralis major.

EEmpty 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.

RRecurrent Branches: The Anterior Humeral Circumflex Artery often gives off recurrent branches to the shoulder joint.

AAnastomosis: It participates in an anastomosis (connection) with the posterior circumflex humeral artery, helping to ensure adequate blood supply to the shoulder region.

LLigaments: It may also supply blood to the ligaments and joint capsule of the shoulder, contributing to joint stability and health.

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