temporal nerve


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temporal nerve

1. Any of the two or three branches of the anterior division of the mandibular nerve (CN V3) that innervates the temporalis muscle. Synonym: deep temporal nerve
2. Any the branches of the facial nerve (CN VII) that run over the zygomatic arch to innervate facial muscles of the upper eyelid and forehead.
See also: nerve
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A primary coaptation of the temporal nerve can be performed with patient outcomes that are aesthetically and functionally pleasing, but this option is most effective in the first 2 months of paralysis.
Temporal nerve injuries can be devastating for patients.
Temporal nerve neuropraxia and contralateral compensatory brow elevation.