Descending palatine artery


Descending palatine artery
Artery: Descending palatine artery
Gray511.png
Plan of branches of internal maxillary artery. ("Desc. pal." visible in upper right.)
Gray510.png
Plan of branches of internal maxillary artery. (Artery not labeled, but region is visible.)
Latin arteria palatina descendens
Gray's subject #144 562
Supplies hard palate, soft palate
Source maxillary artery (3rd part)   
Branches greater palatine artery, lesser palatine arteries

The descending palatine artery is an artery of the head.

Contents

Course

It descends through the pterygopalatine canal with the anterior palatine branch of the sphenopalatine ganglion, and, emerging from the greater palatine foramen, runs forward in a groove on the medial side of the alveolar border of the hard palate to the incisive canal; the terminal branch of the artery passes upward through this canal to anastomose with the sphenopalatine artery.

Branches

Branches are distributed to the gums, the palatine glands, and the mucous membrane of the roof of the mouth; while in the pterygopalatine canal it gives off twigs which descend in the lesser palatine canals to supply the soft palate and palatine tonsil, anastomosing with the ascending palatine artery.

According to Terminologia Anatomica, the descending palatine artery branches into the greater palatine artery and lesser palatine arteries.

See also

Additional images

References

External links

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 As such, some of the information contained within it may be outdated.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • palatine artery descending — arteria palatina descendens …   Medical dictionary

  • Ascending palatine artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arteria palatina ascendens GraySubject = 144 GrayPage = 555 Caption = The internal carotid and vertebral arteries. Right side. (Ascending palantine visible at center, to left of mouth.) Caption2 = BranchFrom …   Wikipedia

  • Greater palatine artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arteria palatina major GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Caption2 = BranchFrom = descending palatine artery BranchTo = Vein = Supplies = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = a 61 DorlandsSuf = 12155346 The …   Wikipedia

  • Palatine process of maxilla — Infobox Bone Name = Palatine process of maxilla Latin = processus palatinus ossis maxillae, processus palatinus maxillae GraySubject = 38 GrayPage = 162 Caption = The bony palate and alveolar arch. (Palatine process labeled at bottom left.)… …   Wikipedia

  • Descending branch of occipital artery — Artery: Descending branch of occipital artery Superficial dissection of the right side of the neck, showing the carotid and subclavian arteries. Latin ramus descendens arteriae occipitalis …   Wikipedia

  • Artery — A vessel that carries blood that is high in oxygen content away from the heart to the farthest reaches of the body. Since blood in arteries is usually full of oxygen, the hemoglobin in the red blood cells is oxygenated. The resultant form of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Maxillary artery — Artery: Maxillary artery Plan of branches of maxillary artery. ( Internal maxillary is horizonal at left center.) …   Wikipedia

  • Lesser palatine arteries — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arteriae palatinae minores GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Caption2 = BranchFrom = descending palatine artery BranchTo = Vein = Supplies = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = a 61 DorlandsSuf = 12155353 …   Wikipedia

  • Posterior septal branches of sphenopalatine artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = rami septales posteriores arteriae sphenopalatinae GraySubject = 144 GrayPage = 562 Caption = Caption2 = BranchFrom = sphenopalatine artery BranchTo = Vein = Supplies = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre =… …   Wikipedia

  • Deep cervical artery — Artery: Deep cervical artery Costocervical trunk with branches. Right side. Latin arteria cervicalis profunda Gray s …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.