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==Overview==
 
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.  
 
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.  
  

Revision as of 21:00, 16 April 2008

Nerve: Masseteric nerve
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Mandibular division of the trifacial nerve. (Masseteric visible near center.)
Latin nervus massetericus
Gray's subject #200 894
Innervates    Masseter muscle, temporomandibular joint
From mandibular nerve
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Overview

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.

See also

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