superior labial artery


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superior labial branch of facial artery

[TA]
origin, facial; distribution, structures of upper lip and, by a septal branch, the anterior and lower part of the nasal septum; anastomoses, the artery of the opposite side and the sphenopalatine.

su·pe·ri·or la·bi·al branch of fa·ci·al ar·te·ry

(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr lā'bē-ăl branch fā'shăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, facial; distribution, structures of upper lip and, by a septal branch, the anterior and lower part of the nasal septum; anastomoses, the artery of the opposite side and the sphenopalatine.
Synonym(s): arteria labialis superior, ramus labialis superior arteriae facialis, superior labial artery.

superior labial artery

A branch of the facial artery; it supplies blood to the upper lip and the rostral nasal cavity and nasal septum.
See also: artery
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