ascending pharyngeal artery


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as·cend·ing pha·ryn·ge·al ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, external carotid; distribution, wall of pharynx, soft palate, palatine tonsil, and posterior cranial fossa.
Synonym(s): arteria pharyngea ascendens [TA]
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as·cend·ing pha·ryn·ge·al ar·te·ry

(ă-send'ing făr-in'jē-ăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, external carotid; distribution, wall of pharynx and soft palate, posterior cranial fossa.
Synonym(s): arteria pharyngea ascendens [TA] .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ascending pharyngeal artery

The first or second branch of the external carotid artery; it runs along the pharynx, and it supplies blood to the pharynx, the soft palate, the prevertebral muscles, and the meninges. Its branches include the posterior meningeal and the inferior tympanic arteries. Synonym: pharyngeal artery
See also: artery
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The blood is supplied by the inferior tympanic branch of the ascending pharyngeal artery. The most common presenting symptom is pulsatile tinnitus.

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