|Nerve: Masseteric nerve|
|Mandibular division of the trifacial nerve. (Masseteric visible near center.)|
|Gray's||subject #200 894|
|Innervates||Masseter muscle, temporomandibular joint|
The masseteric nerve passes lateralward, 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.
It gives a filament to the temporomandibular joint.
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