inferior alveolar artery

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in·fe·ri·or al·ve·o·lar ar·ter·y

origin, first part of maxillary artery; distribution, through mandibular foramen/canal to lower teeth and chin; branches, artery to mylohyoid, mental artery, dental arteries.

inferior alveolar artery

an artery that descends with the inferior alveolar nerve from the first or mandibular portion of the maxillary artery to the mandibular foramen on the medial surface of the ramus of the mandible. It enters the mandibular canal and continues to the first premolar tooth, where it divides into the mental and incisor branches. Also called arteria alveolaris inferior.

inferior alveolar artery

An artery of the face, which is a branch of the maxillary artery, that enters the mandibular foramen. It has three major branches that supply the teeth, the chin and oral mucosa: incisor, mental and mylohyoid.

in·fe·ri·or al·ve·o·lar ar·te·ry

(in-fēr'ē-ŏr al-vē'ŏ-lăr ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, first part of maxillary artery; distribution, through mandibular foramen and canal to lower teeth and chin; branches, artery to mylohyoid, mental artery, dental arteries.
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