Dorsal lingual branches of lingual artery

Dorsal lingual branches of lingual artery
Artery: Dorsal lingual branches of lingual artery
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Veins of the tongue. The hypoglossal nerve has been displaced downward in this preparation.
Latin rami dorsales linguae arteriae lingualis
Gray's subject #144 553
Source lingual artery   
Vein dorsal lingual veins

The dorsal lingual branches of lingual artery consist usually of two or three small branches which arise beneath the Hyoglossus.

They ascend to the back part of the dorsum of the tongue, and supply the mucous membrane in this situation, the glossopalatine arch, the tonsil, soft palate, and epiglottis; anastomosing with the vessels of the opposite side.

This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained within it may be outdated.


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