posterior auricular artery

(redirected from arteria auricularis posterior)

pos·te·ri·or au·ric·u·lar ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin: posterior aspect of external carotid just above the digastric muscle; course: ascends first between parotid gland and styloid process then between cartilage of auricle and the mastoid process; branches: muscular (digastric, stylohyoid and sternocleidomastoid), glandular (parotid), stylomastoid artery, occipital and auricular; anastomoses: anterior tympanic artery (via the stylomastoid artery) and occipital artery.
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pos·te·ri·or au·ric·u·lar ar·te·ry

(pos-tēr'ē-ŏr awr-ik'yū-lăr ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, posterior aspect of external carotid just above the digastric muscle; course, ascends first between parotid gland and styloid process, then between cartilage of auricle and the mastoid process, branches, muscular (digastric, stylohyoid, and sternocleidomastoid), glandular (parotid), stylomastoid, occipital, and auricular; anastomoses, anterior tympanic artery (through the stylomastoid artery) and occipital artery.
Synonym(s): arteria auricularis posterior.
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posterior auricular artery

An end branch of the external carotid artery; it supplies blood to the external ear, the tympanic membrane, and the posterior temporal scalp. Its branches include the stylomastoid, mastoid, and posterior tympanic arteries.
Synonym: auricular artery
See also: artery
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