Masseteric artery

The masseteric artery is small and passes laterally through the mandibular notch to the deep surface of the masseter muscle, which it supplies.

Masseteric artery
Plan of branches of internal maxillary artery. (Masseteric visible at bottom center.)
The arteries of the face and scalp. (Masseteric artery not labeled, but masseter muscle visible near center.)
Details
Sourcemaxillary artery
SuppliesMasseter muscle
Identifiers
Latinarteria masseterica
TAA12.2.05.070
FMA49739
Anatomical terminology

It anastomoses with the masseteric branches of the external maxillary artery and with the transverse facial artery.

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References

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 561 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)


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