internal auditory artery


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Related to internal auditory artery: labyrinthine artery, Internal Auditory Canal, arteria labyrinthi

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[TA]
internal acoustic meatal branch; a branch of the basilar artery that enters the bony labyrinth through the internal acoustic meatus to serve structures of the internal ear.

internal auditory artery

A branch of the basilar artery; it enters the internal auditory meatus, with the facial (CN VII) and vestibuloaccoustic (CN VIII) nerves, and supplies blood to the cochlea, the labyrinth, and the facial nerve.
See also: artery
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