infraorbital artery

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Noun1.infraorbital artery - an artery that originates from the maxillary artery and supplies structures below the orbit (from lower eyelid to upper lip)
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
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It emerges from the infraorbital foramen, extends to the subcutaneous layer, and is accompanied by the infraorbital vessels deep to the levator labii superioris muscle and malar fat.
The groove probably lodges blood vessels taking part in an anastamosis between the middle meningeal and infraorbital vessels, Hayreh et al (9).
The extent of the fracture was evaluated, the infraorbital vessels were identified, and the periosteum was carefully dissected and reduced until an adequate shelf of bone could be visualized (figure 2, A).