Parietal branch of superficial temporal artery

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Artery: Parietal branch of superficial temporal artery
The arteries of the face and scalp. (Parietal branch visible at upper left, above ear.)
Latin ramus parietalis arteriae temporalis superficialis
Gray's subject #144 559
Source superficial temporal artery   
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The parietal branch of superficial temporal artery (posterior temporal), larger than the frontal, curves upward and backward on the side of the head, lying superficial to the temporal fascia, and anastomosing with its fellow of the opposite side, and with the posterior auricular and occipital arteries.

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