Tonsillar branch of the facial artery

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Tonsillar branch of the facial artery
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The internal carotid and vertebral arteries. Right side. (Tonsillar labeled at center.)
Details
Latin Ramus tonsillaris arteriae facialis
Source
Facial artery
Identifiers
Gray's p.555
Dorlands
/Elsevier
r_02/12692337
TA A12.2.05.022
FMA FMA:49558
Anatomical terminology

The tonsillar branch of the facial artery ascends between the pterygoideus internus and styloglossus muscles, and then along the side of the pharynx, perforating the constrictor pharyngis superior, to ramify in the substance of the palatine tonsil and root of the tongue.

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

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