Parietal branch of superficial temporal artery

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Parietal branch of superficial temporal artery
The arteries of the face and scalp (parietal branch visible at upper left, above ear)
Latin Ramus parietalis arteriae temporalis superficialis
Source Superficial temporal artery
Gray's p.559
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 in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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