maxillary nerve


The second division of the trigeminal nerve, passing from the trigeminal ganglion into the pterygopalatine fossa, where it continues forward to give off the zygomatic nerve and enter the eye socket.

Nearby words

  1. muscovy,
  2. muscovy duck,
  3. muscular,
  4. muscular anesthesia,
  5. muscular asthenopia,
  6. muscular layer of mucosa,
  7. muscular relaxant,
  8. muscular system,
  9. muscular triangle,
  10. muscularis

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