Inferior labial artery
|Inferior labial artery|
The labial coronary arteries, the glands of the lips, and the nerves of the right side seen from the posterior surface after removal of the mucous membrane.
The arteries of the face and scalp. (Inferior labial labeled at bottom right.)
|Vein||Inferior labial vein|
|Latin||Ramus labialis inferior arteriae facialis, arteria labialis inferior|
The inferior labial artery (inferior labial branch of facial artery) arises near the angle of the mouth as a branch of the facial artery; it passes upward and forward beneath the Triangularis and, penetrating the Orbicularis oris, runs in a tortuous course along the edge of the lower lip between this muscle and the mucous membrane.
- Anatomy figure: 23:05-07 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Superficial arteries of the face."
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