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Medical Term:

superior alveolar nerves

 

Definition: three branches (posterior, middle, and anterior) of the maxillary nerve (or its continuation as the infraorbital nerve) that enter the maxilla to supply the mucosa of the maxillary sinus, upper teeth, and gingiva.

Synonym(s): nervi alveolares superioresTA, superior dental nerves

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