Masseteric artery

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Masseteric artery
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Plan of branches of internal maxillary artery. (Masseteric visbile at bottom center.)
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The arteries of the face and scalp. (Masseteric artery not labeled, but masseter muscle visible near center.)
Details
Latin arteria masseterica
Supplies Masseter muscle
Source
maxillary artery
Identifiers
Gray's p.561
Dorlands
/Elsevier
a_61/12154978
TA A12.2.05.070
FMA FMA:49739
Anatomical terminology
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.