posterior auricular nerve

(redirected from Posterior auricular branch of the facial)

pos·te·ri·or au·ric·u·lar nerve

[TA]
the first extracranial branch of the facial nerve, it passes behind the ear, supplying the auricularis posterior, intrinsic muscles of the auricle and, through its occipital branch, the occipital belly of the occipitofrontalis muscle.

pos·te·ri·or au·ric·u·lar nerve

(pos-tēr'ē-ŏr awr-ik'yū-lăr nĕrv) [TA]
The first extracranial branch of the facial nerve, it passes behind the ear, supplying the posterior auricular muscle and intrinsic muscles of the auricle and, through its occipital branch, innervating the occipital belly of the occipitofrontalis muscle.
Synonym(s): nervus auricularis posterior [TA] .
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