Medical Definition of Arteria canalis pterygoidei

1. Usually arises from the third part of the maxillary artery, but frequently from the greater palatine artery, within the pterygopalatine fossa. Passes posteriorly to run through the pterygoid canal with the corresponding nerve, supplying the contents and wall of the canal, the mucous membrane of the upper pharynx, the auditory tube and the tympanic cavity. Synonym: arteria canalis pterygoidei, vidian artery. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arteria Canalis Pterygoidei

arteria auricularis posterior
arteria auricularis profunda
arteria axillaris
arteria basilaris
arteria brachialis
arteria brachialis superficialis
arteria buccalis
arteria caecalis anterior
arteria caecalis posterior
arteria calcarina
arteria callosomarginalis
arteria canalis pterygoidei (current term)
arteria carotis
arteria carotis communis
arteria carotis externa
arteria carotis interna
arteria caudae pancreatis
arteria celiaca
arteria centralis brevis
arteria centralis longa
arteria centralis retinae
arteria cerebelli
arteria cerebelli inferior anterior
arteria cerebelli inferior posterior
arteria cerebelli superior
arteria cerebri

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