Deep temporal arteries

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Deep temporal arteries
Gray511.png
Plan of branches of internal maxillary artery. (Post. deep temporal and ant. deep temporal labeled at center top.)
Details
Latin arteria temporalis profunda anterior, arteria temporalis profunda posterior
Source
maxillary artery (2nd part)
Identifiers
Gray's p.561
Dorlands
/Elsevier
a_61/12156263
TA A12.2.05.071
A12.2.05.072
FMA FMA:49742
Anatomical terminology
The deep temporal arteries in relation to other arteries of the outer skull, visible at centre.
Branches of the maxillary artery.

The deep temporal arteries, two in number, anterior and posterior, ascend between the temporalis and the pericranium.

They supply the muscle, and anastomose with the middle temporal artery.

The anterior communicates with the lacrimal artery by means of small branches which perforate the zygomatic bone and great wing of the sphenoid.

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