Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “INFERIOR“ to remember about Inferior Alveolar Artery important facts
Mnemonic : INFERIOR
I – Inferior Alveolar Artery is a branch of the Internal Maxillary Artery.
N – Nourishes the Neck of the Mandible by supplying blood to the surrounding tissues.
F – Forms the Foramen Ovale, passing through it on its course.
E – Enters the Inferior Alveolar Canal within the mandible.
R – Runs alongside the Mandibular Nerve (V3 of the Trigeminal nerve) in the canal.
I – It eventually supplies blood to the Incisor and Canine Teeth in the lower jaw.
O – Often anesthetized by dentists for procedures on the lower teeth.
R – Receives blood from the Inferior Alveolar Vein, returning deoxygenated blood from the region.
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