Lateral pterygoid nerve

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Lateral pterygoid nerve
Nervuspterygoideuslateralis.png
Distribution of the maxillary and mandibular nerves, and the submaxillary ganglion.
Details
Latin n. pterygoideus externus
n. pterygoideus lateralis
From Mandibular nerve
Innervates Pterygoideus externus
Identifiers
Gray's p.895
Dorlands
/Elsevier
n_05/12566545
TA A14.2.01.072
FMA 53107
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

External Pterygoid Nerve (or lateral pterygoid nerve): The nerve to the Pterygoideus externus frequently arises in conjunction with the buccinator nerve, but it may be given off separately from the anterior division of the mandibular nerve.

It enters the deep surface of the muscle.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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