Descending palatine artery

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The descending palatal artery ("descending palatal artery") is an artery in the head. It arises in the area of ​​the pterygopalatine fossa from the third section of the maxillary artery . It divides into the arteria palatina major ("large palatal artery") and the arteriae palatinae minores ("small palatal arteries "). The former runs, together with the greater palatine nerve , through the greater palatine foramen to the hard palate , the latter through the lesser palatine foramen to the soft palate and the tonsils , where they anastomose with the branches of the ascending palatine artery .