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buccal nerve

 

Definition: a sensory branch of the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve; it passes downward, emerging from beneath the ramus of the mandible to run forward on the buccinator muscle, piercing (but not supplying) it to supply the buccal mucous membrane and skin of the cheek near the angle of the mouth.

Synonym(s): nervus buccalisTA, buccinator nerve, long buccal nerve

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