External Carotid Arteries
... It then reclines backward behind the neck of the mandible. At the neck of the mandible, the external carotid artery divides into the superficial temporal artery and maxillary artery inside the parotid gland
. As the external carotid artery runs upward along the neck, it decreases in size and gives off a number of branches. Branches of the external carotid artery Four sets constitute the ...
... glands is admitted to the mouth
through the ducts that connect to the oral cavity. These three glands are the parotid, the submandibular and the sublingual. The largest of these is the parotid. The parotid gland
is situated in between the skin and the masseter muscle, underneath the auricle of the ear. The saliva from this gland enters the oral cavity by way of the Stensen’s duct, also ...