Deep auricular artery

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Deep auricular artery
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Plan of branches of internal maxillary artery. (Label "Deep auric." visible at upper left.)
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Plan of branches of internal maxillary artery. (Deep auricular visible but not labeled.)
Details
Latin arteria auricularis profunda
Source
maxillary artery
Identifiers
Gray's p.560
Dorlands
/Elsevier
a_61/12153521
TA A12.2.05.054
FMA FMA:49689
Anatomical terminology

The deep auricular artery often arises in common with the anterior tympanic artery.

It ascends in the substance of the parotid gland, behind the temporomandibular articulation, pierces the cartilaginous or bony wall of the external acoustic meatus, and supplies its cuticular lining and the outer surface of the tympanic membrane.

It gives a branch to the temporomandibular joint.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.