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MMiddle Layer: This refers to the middle layer of the temporal fascia, where the Middle Deep Temporal Artery is located.

IInferior to: The artery runs inferior to the temporalis muscle, which is a key anatomical landmark.

DDeep: The Middle Deep Temporal Artery is situated deep within the temporal region.

DDivision: It’s one of the branches of the Superficial Temporal Artery, which is important for understanding its origin.

LLateral to: The artery is located laterally to the frontal branch of the facial nerve (VII cranial nerve), which is crucial to avoid damaging during surgical procedures.

EEmerges from: It emerges from the parotid gland, connecting with the Superficial Temporal Artery.

DDistributes: The artery distributes blood to various structures in the temporal region, including the temporalis muscle and the scalp.

EExternal Carotid Artery: The Middle Deep Temporal Artery is a branch of the external carotid artery, so understanding its relationship to this major vessel is essential.

EElevates: The temporalis muscle, which receives blood from the Middle Deep Temporal Artery, is responsible for elevating the jaw during mastication.

PPulsations: You may feel pulsations in the Middle Deep Temporal Artery when examining the temporal region, which can be important for diagnosing vascular issues.

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