alveolar artery


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alveolar artery

one of two arteries, the posterior and the anterior, that supply the upper teeth.

alveolar artery

The superior or the inferior alveolar artery (branches of the maxillary artery), which supply blood to the bones, gingivae, and teeth of the upper and lower jaws.
See also: artery
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The purpose of this study is to report an unusual origin of inferior alveolar nerve and inferior alveolar artery associated with variation in relation to the maxillary artery.
The inferior alveolar artery originated from the first part of the maxillary artery near the origin of the maxillary artery.
It was initially called conduct of the first teething, believed to contain a branch of the inferior alveolar artery dedicated to the irrigation of temporary teeth, but later studies determined that this formation lodges a vein, called by Figun & Garino (2001), as vein of Serres.