alveolar artery


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Related to alveolar artery: maxillary artery
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Noun1.alveolar artery - a branch of the maxillary artery that supplies the alveolar processalveolar artery - a branch of the maxillary artery that supplies the alveolar process
alveolar process, alveolar ridge, gum ridge - a ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
arteria alveolaris inferior, inferior alveolar artery - the alveolar artery that goes through the mandibular canal to supply the lower teeth
arteria alveolaris superior, superior alveolar artery - the alveolar artery that supplies the upper teeth
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Studies have shown that the mandibular bone in ORN patients, when compared to irradiated but nonosteoradionecrotic bone and to nonradiated bone, suggests that the inferior alveolar artery was obliterated or damaged to the extent that ischemia (low oxygen supply) occurred in the tissues in the area of distribution.