Definition of Facial artery

1. Noun. An artery that originates in the external carotid and gives off branches that supply the neck and face.

Medical Definition of Facial artery

1. Origin, external carotid; branches, ascending palatine, tonsillar and glandular branches, submental, inferior labial, superior labial, masseteric, buccal, lateral nasal branches, and angular. Synonym: arteria facialis, arteria maxillaris externa, external maxillary artery. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Facial Artery

facial angle
facial axis
facial bones
facial canal
facial cleft
facial colliculus
facial cream
facial creams
facial diplegia
facial eczema
facial eminence
facial expression
facial expressions
facial feature

Literary usage of Facial artery

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The facial artery (Fig. 28.5) arises a little above the lingual, and passes obliquely upward, beneath the Digastric and Stylo-hyoid muscles, and frequently ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"The inferior coronary is derived from the facial artery, near the angle of the ... The anastomoses of the facial artery are very numerous, not only with the ..."

3. Medical lexicon by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"It is only in the latter part of its course that it is called Facial Vein. Chaussier calls the external carotid artery, facial artery. ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1887)
"... of the facial artery and the facial vein ; 5 mm. ... of the facial artery and vein ; it forms a dense plexus upon the ectal surface of the ..."

5. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1834)
"The facial artery is greater in the duck than in man. After giving off an artery corresponding to ... The external facial artery is distributed to the face. ..."

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