inferior alveolar artery


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in·fe·ri·or al·ve·o·lar ar·ter·y

[TA]
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 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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The inferior alveolar artery originated from first part of the maxillary artery 4.5 mm from the origin of the maxillary artery.
Although the origin of the branches of the maxillary artery is usu-ally constant, the masseteric artery8 and the inferior alveolar artery have been reported to originate from the external carotid artery.9
A rare variation of the inferior alveolar artery with potential clinical consequences.