Superior labial artery
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|Artery: Superior labial artery|
|The labial coronary arteries, the glands of the lips, and the nerves of the right side seen from the posterior surface after removal of the mucous membrane.|
|The arteries of the face and scalp. (Superior labial labeled at bottom right.)|
|Latin||ramus labialis superior arteriae facialis, arteria labialis superior|
|Gray's||subject #144 555|
|Supplies||upper lip, nasal septum, ala of the nose|
|Vein||superior labial vein|
The superior labial artery (superior labial branch of facial artery) is larger and more tortuous than the inferior labial artery.
It supplies the upper lip, and gives off in its course two or three vessels which ascend to the nose; a septal branch ramifies on the nasal septum as far as the point of the nose, and an alar branch supplies the ala of the nose.
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Lateral head anatomy detail
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Head anatomy anterior view
- superior+labial+branch+of+facial+artery at eMedicine Dictionary
- SUNY Figs 23:05-05 - "Superficial arteries of the face."
- lesson9 at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (nasalseptumart)
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