Medial pterygoid nerve

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The medial pterygoid nerve (or internal pterygoid nerve) is a nerve of the head. It is a branch of the mandibular nerve (CN V3). It supplies the medial pterygoid muscle, the tensor veli palatini muscle, and the tensor tympani muscle.

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Medial pterygoid nerve
Mandibular division of the trigeminus nerve. (Internal pterygoid nerve visible but not labeled.)
Mandibular division of trifacial nerve, seen from the middle line. Nerve to medial pterygoid labeled at bottom.
Details
FromMandibular nerve
InnervatesMedial pterygoid, tensor veli palatini, tensor tympani
Identifiers
LatinNervus pterygoideus internus
nervus pterygoideus medialis
TA98A14.2.01.066
TA26250
FMA53056
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy
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