Deep temporal nerves

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Deep temporal nerves
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Mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve.
Details
From mandibular nerve
Innervates Temporalis
Identifiers
Latin nervi temporales profundi
Dorlands
/Elsevier
n_05/12566883
TA A14.2.01.071
FMA 53187
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The deep temporal nerves, branches of the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve, are two in number, anterior and posterior.[1] They pass above the upper border of the pterygoideus externus and enter the deep surface of the temporalis.

Branches[edit]

  • The posterior branch, of small size, is placed at the back of the temporal fossa, and sometimes arises in common with the masseteric nerve.
  • The anterior branch is frequently given off from the buccinator nerve, and then turns upward over the upper head of the pterygoideus externus.
  • Frequently a third or intermediate branch is present.

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References[edit]

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

  1. ^ "deep temporal nerve". TheFreeDictionary.com. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 

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