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M – “Mandibular Branch”: The Masseteric Artery is a branch of the mandibular artery.

A – “Anterior”: It travels anteriorly, or in front of, the Masseter muscle.

S – “Supplies”: It supplies blood to the Masseter muscle itself.

S – “Superficial”: The artery runs superficially, close to the surface of the Masseter muscle.

E – “Emerges”: It emerges from the parotid gland to reach the Masseter muscle.

T – “Terminal Branch”: Finally, it terminates by branching into smaller vessels within the muscle.

E – “Enters”: It enters the Masseter muscle tissue to provide oxygen and nutrients.

R – “Rich Vascularity”: This artery contributes to the rich vascularity of the facial muscles, particularly the Masseter.

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