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pterygoid branch of posterior deep temporal artery


Definition: branch to pterygoid muscles arising from the posterior deep temporal artery in the place of a branch arising from the maxillary artery.

Synonym(s): ramus pterygoideus arteriae temporalis profundae posteriorisTA, pterygoid branches of maxillary artery, rami pterygoidei arteriae maxillaris

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