infraorbital artery

noun
an artery that originates from the maxillary artery and supplies structures below the orbit (from lower eyelid to upper lip)
Hypernyms: ↑artery, ↑arteria, ↑arterial blood vessel

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  • infraorbital artery — n a branch or continuation of the maxillary artery that runs along the infraorbital groove with the infraorbital nerve and passes through the infraorbital foramen to give off branches which supply the face just below the eye * * * arteria… …   Medical dictionary

  • Infraorbital artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = a. infraorbitalis GraySubject = 144 GrayPage = 562 Caption = Plan of branches of internal maxillary artery. (Infraorbital at far right.) Caption2 = Left orbicularis oculi, seen from behind. (Infraorbital… …   Wikipedia

  • Infraorbital — is an anatomical term which means, literally, inferior to (below or beneath) the eye socket (orbit). Some examples of uses of the term are:* Infraorbital artery * Infraorbital foramen * Infraorbital canal …   Wikipedia

  • infraorbital foramen — n an opening in the maxillary bone just below the lower rim of the orbit that gives passage to the infraorbital artery, nerve, and vein * * * foramen infraorbitale [TA] the opening of the infraorbital canal on the anterior surface of the maxilla… …   Medical dictionary

  • infraorbital groove — n a groove in the middle of the posterior part of the bony floor of the orbit that gives passage to the infraorbital artery, vein, and nerve * * * sulcus infraorbitalis …   Medical dictionary

  • Infraorbital foramen — Infobox Bone Name = Infraorbital foramen Latin = GraySubject = 38 GrayPage = 158 Caption = The skull from the front. (Infraorbital foramen labeled at center right, under the eye.) Caption2 = Articulation of nasal and lacrimal bones with maxilla.… …   Wikipedia

  • Infraorbital nerve — Infobox Nerve Name = PAGENAME Latin = n. infraorbitalis GraySubject = 200 GrayPage = 889 Caption = Left orbicularis oculi, seen from behind. (Infraorbital nerve labeled at lower left.) Caption2 = Sensory areas of the head, showing the general… …   Wikipedia

  • Artery — A vessel that carries blood that is high in oxygen content away from the heart to the farthest reaches of the body. Since blood in arteries is usually full of oxygen, the hemoglobin in the red blood cells is oxygenated. The resultant form of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Maxillary artery — Artery: Maxillary artery Plan of branches of maxillary artery. ( Internal maxillary is horizonal at left center.) …   Wikipedia

  • Transverse facial artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arteria transversa faciei GraySubject = 144 GrayPage = 558 Caption = Bloodvessels of the eyelids, front view. 1, supraorbital artery and supraorbital vein; 2, nasal artery; 3, angular artery, the terminal… …   Wikipedia

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