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periarterial plexus of facial artery


Definition: an autonomic plexus on the facial artery derived from the external carotid plexus; it sends a branch to the submandibular ganglion.

Synonym(s): external maxillary plexus, facial plexus, plexus maxillaris externus, plexus periarterialis arteriae facialis

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