masseteric nerve


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mas·se·ter·ic nerve

[TA]
a muscular branch of the mandibular nerve [CN V3] passing through the mandibular notch to the medial surface of the masseter muscle that it supplies and the temporomandibular joint.
Synonym(s): nervus massetericus [TA]

mas·se·ter·ic nerve

(mas'ĕ-ter'ik nĕrv) [TA]
A muscular branch of the mandibular nerve passing through the mandibular notch to the medial surface of the masseter muscle; which it supplies, and the temporomandibular joint.
Synonym(s): nervus massetericus [TA] .

masseteric nerve

A motor branch of the mandibular nerve (CN V3) that innervates the masseter muscle and the temporomandibular joint.
See also: nerve
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Anastomosis of masseteric nerve to lower division of facial nerve for correction of lower facial paralysis.
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