Cerebral arteries and the circle of Willis

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What is the main function of the cerebral arteries?
To supply the brain with blood
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Which regions does the anterior cerebral artery supply?
The sensory and motor cortexes
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What regions does the middle cerebral artery supply?
The tip of the temporal lobe and the lateral surface of the frontal, parietal and temporal lobes. Meaning is supplies the sensory cortex, motor cortex, Broca's area and Wernicke's area
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What regions does the posterior cerebral artery supply?
The occipial lobe and the underside of the temporal lobe, including the visual cortex.
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What is meant by the circle of Willis?
The arteries in the base of the brain that are arranged in a circle.
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Why is the circle of Willis important?
If one artery into the head gets blocked then there are alternative pathways
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How are the anterior cerebral arteries connected?
Anterior communicating artery
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