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Definition: 'Maxillary Artery'

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maxillary artery

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. primary artery of the infratemporal fossa; origin, external carotid; branches, first (retromandibular) part: deep auricular, anterior tympanic; second (infratemporal part: middle meningeal, inferior alveolar, masseteric, deep temporal, buccal; third (pterygopalatine) part: posterior superior alveolar, infraorbital, descending palatine, artery of pterygoid canal, sphenopalatine.

Synonyms: arteria maxillaris, internal maxillary artery



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