Lateral pterygoid nerve
|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|
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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