Nerve to medial pterygoid

Dr Craig Hacking et al.

The nerve to medial pterygoid or medial pterygoid nerve is a branch of the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve.

Gross anatomy

The nerve to medial pterygoid divides off the mandibular division just below the foramen ovale and just before it branches into anterior and posterior divisons. It has two small branches:

Head and neck anatomy
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Article Information

rID: 52955
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • medial pterygoid nerve

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