Masseteric nerve

The masseteric nerve passes laterally, above the pterygoideus externus, in front of the temporomandibular articulation, and behind the tendon of the temporalis; it crosses the mandibular notch with the masseteric artery, to the deep surface of the masseter, in which it ramifies nearly as far as its anterior border.

Masseteric nerve
Mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve. (Masseteric visible near center.)
Frommandibular nerve
InnervatesMasseter muscle, temporomandibular joint
Latinnervus massetericus
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

It is a branch of the mandibular nerve (V3).

It gives a filament to the temporomandibular joint.

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