auriculotemporal nerve


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Related to auriculotemporal nerve: great auricular nerve, auriculotemporal nerve syndrome

au·ric·u·lo·tem·po·ral nerve

[TA]
a branch of the mandibular nerve, usually arising by two roots embracing the middle meningeal artery; it passes through the parotid gland conveying postsynaptic parasympathetic secretomotor fibers from the otic ganglion and continues to termination in the skin of the temple and scalp; also sends branches to the external acoustic meatus, tympanic membrane, and auricle as well as to a communicating branch to the facial nerve.
Synonym(s): nervus auriculotemporalis [TA]

au·ric·u·lo·tem·po·ral nerve

(awr-ik'yū-lō-tem'pŏr-ăl nĕrv) [TA]
A branch of the mandibular nerve, usually arising by two roots embracing the middle meningeal artery; it passes through the parotid gland conveying postsynaptic parasympathetic secretomotor fibers from the otic ganglion, and terminating in the skin of the temple and scalp; also sends branches to the external acoustic meatus, tympanic membrane, and auricle as well as a communicating branch to the facial nerve.
Synonym(s): nervus auriculotemporalis [TA] .

auriculotemporal nerve

A sensory branch of the mandibular nerve (CN V3) It passes through the parotid gland en route to the ear, where it innervates skin of the pinna, external auditory canal, and tympanic membrane.
See also: nerve

au·ric·u·lo·tem·po·ral nerve

(awr-ik'yū-lō-tem'pŏr-ăl nĕrv) [TA]
A branch of the mandibular nerve, usually arising by two roots embracing the middle meningeal artery.
Synonym(s): nervus auriculotemporalis [TA] .
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A superficial cervical plexus alone may be adequate for most neck and face abscesses, but the auriculotemporal nerve can also be blocked if necessary.
The distribution of the auriculotemporal nerve around the temporomandibular joint.
SUMMARY: Viewing supply anatomical subsidies, that make possible the manipulation of the region pre-auricular, with lesser risk of injury of the auriculotemporal nerve in surgical procedures, this research was carried through on the topographical and biometric relations of this nerve with the superficial temporal artery and vein and tragus.
Topographic variations of the supraorbital, supratrochlear and auriculotemporal nerves and their possible clinical significance.
the following nerves were blocked bilaterally: the supraorbital and supratrochlear nerves were blocked as they emerge from the orbit with 2 ml of solution using a 23G needle introduced above the eyebrow perpendicular to the skin; the auriculotemporal nerves were blocked with 2 ml of solution injected 1.