Masseteric nerve

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Nerve: Masseteric nerve
Mandibular division of the trifacial nerve. (Masseteric visible near center.)
Latin nervus massetericus
Gray's subject #200 894
Innervates    Masseter muscle, temporomandibular joint
From mandibular nerve
/ Elsevier


The masseteric nerve passes lateralward, above the Pterygoideus externus, in front of the temporomandibular articulation, and behind the tendon of the Temporalis; it crosses the mandibular notch with the masseteric artery, to the deep surface of the Masseter, in which it ramifies nearly as far as its anterior border.

It gives a filament to the temporomandibular joint.

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