mandibular nerve

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mandibular nerve

[man′dib·yə·lər ′nərv]
(anatomy)
A mixed nerve branch of the trigeminal nerve; innervates various structures of the lower jaw and face.
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The auriculotemporal nerve is a branch of the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve. It runs deep to the condylar process.
This artery supplies branches to the medial pterygoid muscle, upper head of the lateral pterygoid, tensor veli palatini, parts of the sphenoid bone, middle cranial fossa, braches of mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve, and the otic ganglion.
The trigeminal motor nucleus arises from the pons and the motor component runs along the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve. Patients with known focal central nervous system lesions of the trigeminal nerve system in the medulla and pons may have dissynergism of the masticatory muscles on the basis of clinical and EMG findings, leading to trismus [2, 16].