Middle meningeal nerve

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Nerve: Middle meningeal nerve
Left parietal bone. Inner surface. (Nerve not labeled, but grooves visible at bottom.)
Latin nervus meningeus medius
Gray's p.889
Innervates meninges
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The middle meningeal nerve (meningeal or dural branch) is given off from the maxillary nerve (CN V2) directly after its origin from the semilunar ganglion, before CN V2 enters the foramen rotundum.

It accompanies the middle meningeal artery and vein as the artery and vein enter the cranium through the foramen spinosum and supplies the dura mater.

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