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Medical Term:

inferior alveolar nerve


Definition: one of the terminal branches of the mandibular, it enters the mandibular canal to be distributed to the lower teeth, periosteum, and gingiva of the mandible; a branch, the mental nerve, passes through the mental foramen to supply the skin and mucosa of the lower lip and chin.

Synonym(s): nervus alveolaris inferiorTA, inferior dental nerve

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