facial artery

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fa·cial ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, anterior branch (typically, the third) of the external carotid; branches, ascending palatine, tonsillar and glandular branches, submental, inferior labial, superior labial, masseteric, buccal, lateral nasal branches, and angular.

facial artery

one of a pair of tortuous arteries that arise from the external carotid arteries, divide into four cervical and five facial branches, and supply various organs and tissues in the head. The cervical branches of the facial artery are the ascending palatine, tonsillar, glandular, and submental. The facial branches are the inferior labial, superior labial, lateral nasal, angular, and muscular.

fa·cial ar·te·ry

(fā'shăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, external carotid; branches, ascending palatine, tonsillar and glandular branches, submental, inferior labial, superior labial, masseteric, buccal, lateral nasal branches, and angular.
Synonym(s): arteria facialis [TA] .

facial artery

One of the main branches of the external carotid artery. The facial artery crosses the lower edge of the jaw bone about half way back and divides into numerous branches to supply the skin and muscles of the face and the lining of the mouth, throat and tonsil.

fa·cial ar·te·ry

(fā'shăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, anterior branch (typically, the third) of the external carotid; branches, ascending palatine, tonsillar and glandular branches, submental, inferior labial, superior labial, masseteric, buccal, lateral nasal branches, and angular.
Synonym(s): external maxillary artery.

facial artery,

n one of a pair of tortuous arteries that arise from the external carotid arteries, divide into four cervical and five facial branches, and supply various organs and tissues in the head. The cervical branches of the facial artery are the ascending palatine, tonsillar, glandular, and submental. The facial branches are the inferior labial, superior labial, lateral nasal, angular, and muscular.