Masseteric artery

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Artery: Masseteric artery
Plan of branches of internal maxillary artery. (Masseteric visbile at bottom center.)
The arteries of the face and scalp. (Masseteric artery not labeled, but masseter muscle visible near center.)
Latin arteria masseterica
Gray's p.561
Supplies Masseter muscle
Source maxillary artery
Branches of the maxillary artery.

The masseteric artery is small and passes laterally through the mandibular notch to the deep surface of the masseter muscle, which it supplies.

It anastomoses with the masseteric branches of the external maxillary artery and with the transverse facial artery.

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