lingual artery


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lin·gual ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, external carotid; distribution, runs along under surface of tongue, terminates as deep lingual artery; branches, suprahyoid and dorsal lingual branches and sublingual artery.
Synonym(s): arteria lingualis [TA]

lingual artery

Etymology: L, lingua, tongue
one of a pair of arteries that arises from the external carotid arteries and supplies the tongue and surrounding muscles.

lin·gual ar·te·ry

(ling'gwăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, external carotid; distribution, runs along under surface of tongue, terminates as deep lingual artery; branches, suprahyoid and dorsal lingual branches and sublingual artery.

lingual artery

A branch of the external CAROTID artery that runs forward underneath the tongue to supply the tongue muscles.

lin·gual ar·te·ry

(ling'gwăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, external carotid; distribution, runs along undersurface of tongue, terminates as deep lingual artery; branches, suprahyoid and dorsal lingual branches and sublingual artery.
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Collateral circulation after ligation of the lingual artery in dogs.
The blood vessels of the rabbit tongue, contralateral anastomoses of both halves of the tongue and their efficacy following unilateral ligation of the lingual artery or the external carotid artery].
Angiography with oropharyngeal contrast extravasation revealed that the left lingual artery was disrupted (figure 1).