Middle meningeal nerve

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Nerve: Middle meningeal nerve
Left parietal bone. Inner surface. (Nerve not labeled, but grooves visible at bottom.)
Latin nervus meningeus medius
Gray's subject #200 889
Innervates    meninges
/ Elsevier

The middle meningeal nerve (meningeal or dural branch) is given off from the maxillary nerve directly after its origin from the semilunar ganglion

It accompanies the middle meningeal artery and supplies the dura mater.

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