anatomy and physiology mcqs

Question #519

Which of the following is not a branch of the mandibular nerve



The branches of the mandibular nerve can be divided into sensory and motor. The motor branches are principally named after the muscles they innervate:

  • Nerve to mylohyoid (also innervates the anterior belly of digastric)
  • Deep temporal nerve
  • Nerve to lateral pterygoid
  • Nerve to medial pterygoid (also innervates tensor tympani)
  • Masseteric nerve

The sensory branches can be remembered as BAIL:

  • Buccal nerve (this is a purely sensory nerve and does not supply buccinator!)
  • Auriculotemporal nerve
  • Inferior alveolar nerve (gives both nerve to mylohyoid and mental nerve)
  • Lingual nerve

In addition there is a small meningeal branch

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