Buccal artery

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Artery: Buccal artery
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The arteries of the face and scalp.
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Plan of branches of internal maxillary artery.
Latin arteria buccalis, arteria buccinatoria
Gray's subject #144 561
Supplies cheek, Buccinator muscle
Source maxillary artery (2nd part)   
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]



The buccal artery (buccinator artery) is small and runs obliquely forward, between the Pterygoideus internus and the insertion of the Temporalis, to the outer surface of the Buccinator, to which it is distributed, anastomosing with branches of the external maxillary and with the infraorbital.

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