Deep temporal nerves

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Nerve: Deep temporal nerves
Mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve.
Latin nervi temporales profundi
Gray's subject #200 895
From mandibular nerve
/ Elsevier

The deep temporal nerves, branches of the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve, are two in number, anterior and posterior. They pass above the upper border of the pterygoideus externus and enter the deep surface of the temporalis.


  • Frequently a third or intermediate branch is present.

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