Deep temporal artery

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The deep temporal artery ("deep temporal artery") is a blood vessel of the head in the depths of the temple . In humans, there are usually two deep temporal arteries , the anterior (deep temporal artery anterior ) and the posterior ( deep posterior temporalis artery ).

The temporal arteries arise from the second (intermuscular) section of the maxillary artery . They pull dorsally under the temporalis muscle and supply this muscle.


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