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Lingual Branch of Inferior Alveolar Artery (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Lingual Branch of Inferior Alveolar Artery (Right)

Ramus lingualis arteriae alveolaris inferioris

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Origin

The lingual branch of the inferior alveolar artery arises from the inferior alveolar artery near its origin.

Course

The lingual branch of the inferior alveolar artery descends medial to the mandible, then passes under the mucosa of the mouth. It is accompanied by the lingual nerve.

Branches

There are no named branches.

Supplied Structures

The lingual branch of the inferior alveolar artery supplies the mucous membrane of the tongue.

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