deep temporal artery

(redirected from arteria temporalis profunda)

deep tem·po·ral ar·ter·y

deep temporal artery, two in number, anterior and posterior; origin, second part of maxillary; distribution, temporal muscle and periosteum, bone and diploe of temporal fossa; anastomoses, branches of superficial temporal, lacrimal, and middle meningeal.

deep temporal artery

one of the branches of the maxillary artery on each side of the head. It branches into the anterior portion and the posterior portion, both rising between the temporalis and the pericranium to supply the temporalis and to anastomose with the middle temporal artery. The anterior branch communicates with the lacrimal artery by small branches that pierce the zygomatic bone and the great wing of the sphenoid. Compare middle temporal artery, superficial temporal artery.

deep tem·po·ral ar·te·ry

(dēp tem'pŏr-ăl ahr'tĕr-ē)
Anterior and posterior branches; origin, maxillary; distribution, temporal muscle and periosteum, bone and diploë of temporal fossa; anastomoses, branches of superficial temporal, lacrimal, and middle meningeal.
Synonym(s): arteria temporalis profunda.

deep temporal artery

The posterior or the anterior deep temporal artery, which are the second and fifth branches of the second segment of the maxillary artery. These arteries supply blood to the temporalis muscle.
See also: artery
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