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B – “Brachiocephalic”: The Brachiocephalic Artery itself starts from the aortic arch.

R – “Right Common Carotid”: The first branch, the Right Common Carotid Artery, supplies blood to the right side of the head and neck.

A – “Arises”: The Brachiocephalic Artery arises from the aortic arch.

C – “Curves”: After arising from the aortic arch, the Brachiocephalic Artery curves upward and to the right.

H – “Head and Neck”: The Brachiocephalic Artery provides blood to the head and neck.

I – “Innominate”: The Brachiocephalic Artery is also known as the Innominate Artery.

O – “Originates”: The Brachiocephalic Artery originates from the aortic arch.

C – “Continues”: After giving off its branches, the Brachiocephalic Artery continues its course toward the right side of the body.

E – “External”: One of its branches, the Right External Carotid Artery, supplies blood to the external structures of the head and face.

P – “Part”: Another branch, the Right Subclavian Artery, becomes a part of the subclavian artery, which supplies the right arm.

H – “Hence”: Remember that the Brachiocephalic Artery is the first branch from the aortic arch.

A – “And”: The Brachiocephalic Artery and its branches are vital for supplying blood to the head, neck, and right upper limb.

L – “Leaving”: The Brachiocephalic Artery leaves the aortic arch as the first major branch.

I – “Inferior”: The Brachiocephalic Artery is located inferior to the aortic arch.

C – “Continuing”: The Brachiocephalic Artery continues its path to supply the right side of the body.

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