lingual artery

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Noun1.lingual artery - an artery originating from the external carotid artery and supplying the under side of the tonguelingual artery - an artery originating from the external carotid artery and supplying the under side of the tongue
mouth - the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening; "she wiped lipstick from her mouth"
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
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sup][4],[6],[14] In human anatomy, the lingual artery gives rise to the sublingual artery at the anterior border of the hyoglossus muscle.
Medially it is related to the lingual artery, the facial artery, superficial temporal artery, the maxillary artery, the internal carotid artery, the internal jugular vein and the stylomandibular ligament.
The contents of the SLS include muscles, the hypoglossal nerve, the lingual nerve, lingual artery and vein, sublingual gland and ducts, the deep portion of the submandibular gland and duct and lymph nodes.
Anatomical Studies on Terminal Branches of the Lingual Artery of the Adult Goat (Capra hircus).
Lingual artery hematoma resulting in upper airway obstruction.
Unnecessary and troublesome bleeding is quite often associated with the modality, although a careful identification and ligation of lingual artery can render the surgery less bloodless.
SUMMARY: The lingual artery constitutes one of the branches of the external carotid artery, which is responsible for the vascularization of the tongue and neighbour regions.
Hemorrhage can also occur during and after oral piercing because the tongue contains the major vessels of the lingual artery and vein.
But in majority of cases in lingual thyroid is supplied by branches of lingual artery or facial artery which can be ligated or coagulated.