Ascending palatine artery

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The ascending palatine artery is an artery in the head that branches off the facial artery and runs up the superior pharyngeal constrictor muscle.

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Ascending palatine artery
The internal carotid and vertebral arteries. Right side. (Ascending palantine visible at center, to left of mouth.)
Details
SourceFacial artery
SuppliesLevator veli palatini
soft palate
palatine tonsils
auditory tube
Identifiers
LatinArteria palatina ascendens
TA98A12.2.05.021
TA24389
FMA49555
Anatomical terminology
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