Parietal branch of superficial temporal artery

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Parietal branch of superficial temporal artery
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The arteries of the face and scalp (parietal branch visible at upper left, above ear)
Details
Latin Ramus parietalis arteriae temporalis superficialis
Source
Superficial temporal artery
Identifiers
Gray's p.559
Dorlands
/Elsevier
r_02/12691416
TA A12.2.05.052
FMA 49670
Anatomical terminology

The parietal branch of superficial temporal artery (posterior temporal) is a small artery in the head. It is larger than the frontal branch and curves upward and backward on the side of the head, lying superficial to the temporal fascia, and anastomosing with its fellow of the opposite side, and with the posterior auricular and occipital arteries.

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

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