Digastric branch of facial nerve

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Digastric branch of facial nerve
Plan of the facial and intermediate nerves and their communication with other nerves. ("To digastric" labeled at bottom left.)
Latin ramus digastricus nervi facialis
Gray's p.905
TA A14.2.01.105
FMA FMA:53288
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The digastric branch of facial nerve arises close to the stylomastoid foramen, and divides into several filaments, which supply the posterior belly of the Digastricus; one of these filaments joins the glossopharyngeal nerve.

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