artery of pterygoid canal

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Related to Artery of the pterygoid canal: nerve of pterygoid canal, Pterygoid fossa, Vidian artery

ar·ter·y of pter·y·goid ca·nal

[TA]
origin: usually arises from the third part of the maxillary artery, but frequently from the greater palatine artery, within the pterygopalatine fossa. Passes posteriorly to run through the pterygoid canal with the corresponding nerve, supplying the contents and wall of the canal, the mucous membrane of the upper pharynx, the auditory tube, and the tympanic cavity.

ar·te·ry of pter·y·goid ca·nal

(ahr'tĕr-ē ter'i-goyd kă-nal') [TA]
Origin, usually arises from the third part of the maxillary artery, but frequently from the greater palatine artery, within the pterygopalatine fossa. Passes posteriorly to run through the pterygoid canal with the corresponding nerve, supplying the contents and wall of the canal, the mucous membrane of the upper pharynx, the auditory tube, and the tympanic cavity.
Synonym(s): arteria canalis pterygoidei [TA] .

Vidius,

Guidi (Guido), Italian anatomist and physician, 1500-1569.
vidian artery - Synonym(s): artery of pterygoid canal
vidian canal - an opening through the base of the medial pterygoid process of the sphenoid bone through which pass the artery, vein, and nerve of the pterygoid canal. Synonym(s): pterygoid canal
vidian nerve - the nerve constituting the parasympathetic and sympathetic root of the pterygopalatine ganglion. Synonym(s): nerve of pterygoid canal
vidian vein - a vein accompanying the nerve and artery through the pterygoid canal and emptying into the pharyngeal venous plexus. Synonym(s): vein of pterygoid canal

ar·te·ry of pter·y·goid ca·nal

(ahr'tĕr-ē ter'i-goyd kă-nal') [TA]
Arises from the third part of maxillary artery, supplying contents and wall of the canal, mucous membrane of the upper pharynx, auditory tube, and tympanic cavity.
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