Temporal branches of the facial nerve

Infobox Nerve
Name = PAGENAME
Latin = rami temporales nervi facialis
GraySubject = 202
GrayPage = 905



Caption = Plan of the facial and intermediate nerves and their communication with other nerves. (Labeled at center bottom, sixth from bottom, as "Temporal".)



Caption2 = The nerves of the scalp, face, and side of neck. (Temporal labeled at center, between eye and ear.)
Innervates =
BranchFrom = facial nerve
BranchTo =
MeshName =
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DorlandsPre = r_02
DorlandsSuf = 12692272
The Temporal branches of the facial nerve cross the zygomatic arch to the temporal region, supplying the Auriculares anterior and superior, and joining with the zygomaticotemporal branch of the maxillary, and with the auriculotemporal branch of the mandibular.

The more anterior branches supply the Frontalis, the Orbicularis oculi, and Corrugator supercilii, and join the supraorbital and lacrimal branches of the ophthalmic. The temporal branch acts as the efferent limb of the corneal reflex.

External links

* - "Branches of Facial Nerve (CN VII)"
* (NormanAnatomyFig|parotid3)
* (NormanAnatomyFig|VII)
* http://www.dartmouth.edu/~humananatomy/figures/chapter_47/47-5.HTM


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