sphenopalatine artery

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sphe·no·pal·a·tine ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, third part of maxillary; distribution, posterior portion of lateral nasal wall and septum; anastomoses, branches of descending palatine, superior labial, and infraorbital.
Synonym(s): arteria sphenopalatina [TA]

sphenopalatine artery

the largest vessel supplying the nasal cavity; the terminal branch of the maxillary artery in the pterygopalatine fossa.

sphe·no·pal·a·tine ar·te·ry

(sfēn'ō-pal'ă-tīn ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, third part of maxillary; distribution, posterior portion of lateral nasal wall and septum; anastomoses, branches of descending palatine, superior labial, and infraorbital.
Synonym(s): arteria sphenopalatina [TA] .

sphenopalatine artery

An end branch of the maxillary artery; it runs into the posterior nasal cavity and it also supplies blood to the frontal, maxillary, ethmoidal, and sphenoidal sinuses. Its branches include the posterior lateral nasal and posterior septal arteries, and it anastomoses with the ethmoidal, greater palatine, and superior labial arteries.
See also: artery
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