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Buccal Artery
Cardiovascular System

Buccal Artery

Arteria buccalis

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The buccal artery arises from the maxillary artery.


The buccal artery passes forwards between the lateral pterygoid plate and the tendon of the temporalis muscle to reach the buccinator muscle.


There are no named branches; however, the buccal artery may anastomose with branches of the facial and infraorbital arteries.

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The buccal artery supplies the buccinator muscle and overlying skin, and the adjacent mucosa in the mouth.

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Arteries are vessels transporting blood between heart, tissues, and other organs in order to supply them with nutrition and oxygen.

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