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Articular Branch of Masseteric Nerve (Right)
Nervous System

Articular Branch of Masseteric Nerve (Right)

Ramus articularis nervi masseterici

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Quick Facts

Origin: Masseteric nerve.

Course: Runs posteriorly into the capsule of the temporomandibular joint.

Branches: None.

Supply: Conveys general sense information from the anterior portion of the temporomandibular joint capsule.

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Origin

The articular branch of the masseteric nerve branches off the masseteric nerve. They do so as the masseteric nerve runs laterally through the mandibular notch, just anterior to the temporomandibular joint capsule.

Its sensory fibers have cell bodies located in the trigeminal ganglion.

Course

From its origin, the articular branch of the masseteric nerve runs a short distance posteriorly into the anterior portion of the temporomandibular joint capsule.

Branches

There are no named branches.

Supplied Structures

The articular branch of the masseteric nerve is a sensory nerve. It conveys general sense information from the anterior capsule of the temporomandibular joint.

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Masseteric Nerve

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The masseteric nerve crosses the posterior part of the mandibular notch with the masseteric vessels to enter the deep surface of the masseter, to which it supplies motor fibers.

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