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MAXILLARY ARTERY-BRANCHES OF THIRD PART

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MAXILLARY ARTERY-BRANCHES OF THIRD PART

TIP: accompany branches of the maxillary n. Blood supply to upper + lower teeth are from the maxillary a. (lower teeth from first part, upper teeth from third part) but nerve supply is from V1 to upper, V2 to lower.

1. Posterior superior alveolar branch - to upper teeth + maxilla.

2. Greater palatine a. - to palate.

3. Infraorbital a. - passes through the infraorbital fissure.

4. Pharyngeal a. - enters the palatovaginal canal to the pharynx.

5. A. of pterygoid canal.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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