Lateral pterygoid nerve

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Nerve: Lateral pterygoid nerve
Distribution of the maxillary and mandibular nerves, and the submaxillary ganglion.
Latin n. pterygoideus externus
n. pterygoideus lateralis
Gray's subject #200 895
Innervates    Pterygoideus externus
From Mandibular nerve
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External Pterygoid Nerve (or lateral pterygoid nerve): The nerve to the Pterygoideus externus frequently arises in conjunction with the buccinator nerve, but it may be given off separately from the anterior division of the mandibular nerve.

It enters the deep surface of the muscle.

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