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F – Facial artery: The primary artery supplying the face, originating from the external carotid artery.

A – Angular artery: A branch of the facial artery that supplies blood to the side of the nose.

C – Circulation: The facial artery plays a crucial role in the circulation of blood to the face.

I – Inferior labial artery: Another branch of the facial artery that supplies blood to the lower lip.

A – Anastomoses: The facial artery forms important anastomoses with other arteries in the face, ensuring proper blood supply.

L – Labial arteries: These branches of the facial artery supply blood to the lips, including the upper and lower lips.

A – Arterioles: The facial artery branches into smaller arterioles, allowing for the distribution of blood throughout the face.

R – Ramifications: The facial artery has numerous ramifications, ensuring that all parts of the face receive an adequate blood supply.

T – Temporal artery: The facial artery gives off the superior labial artery and the lateral nasal artery as it courses towards the temple region.

E – External carotid artery: The facial artery originates as a branch of the external carotid artery, a major vessel supplying the head and neck.

R – Rich blood supply: The facial artery provides a rich blood supply to various facial structures, including muscles, skin, and glands.

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