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.)
Sourcemaxillary artery
SuppliesMasseter muscle
Latinarteria masseterica
Anatomical terminology

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

Branches of the maxillary artery

See also


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

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