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facial artery

facial artery in Medicine

facial artery n.
An artery with origin in the external carotid artery, with branches to the palatine, tonsillar, and glandular branches, the submental, inferior and superior labial, masseteric, buccal, and nasal branches, and the angular artery; external maxillary artery.

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  • The facial artery can be distinctly felt as it passes over the upper jaw at the front edge of the masseter muscle.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell

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