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Medical Term:

facial artery


origin, anterior branch (typically, the third) of the external carotid; branches, ascending palatine, tonsillar and glandular branches, submental, inferior labial, superior labial, masseteric, buccal, lateral nasal branches, and angular.

Synonym(s): arteria facialisTA, arteria maxillaris externa, external maxillary artery

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