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Auriculotemporal nerve

Auriculotemporal nerve
(Science: anatomy, nerve) a branch of the mandibular, usually arising by two roots embracing the middle meningeal artery; it passes through the parotid gland conveying post-synaptic parasympathetic secretomotor fibres from the otic ganglion, and continuing to terminate in the skin of the temple and scalp; also sends branches to the external acoustic meatus, tympanic membrane, and auricle as well as a communicating branch to the facial nerve. Primarily supplies sensory innervation from the trigeminal nerve
Synonym: nervus auriculotemporalis.


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