The mylohyoid nerve (or nerve to mylohyoid) is a nerve that innervates the mylohyoid muscle and the anterior belly of the digastric muscle.
The mylohyoid nerve branches from the inferior alveolar nerve (a branch of the mandibular nerve, the third part of the trigeminal nerve) just before it enters the mandibular foramen.
It descends in a groove on the deep surface of the ramus of the mandible, and reaching the under surface of the mylohyoid muscle, it supplies both the mylohyoid and the anterior belly of the digastric muscle.
Mandible of human embryo 24 mm. long. Outer aspect.
Mandible of human embryo 95 mm. long. Inner aspect. Nuclei of cartilage stippled.
Infratemporal fossa. Lingual and inferior alveolar nerve. Deep dissection. Anterolateral view
This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.