nervi alveolares superiores -->
superior alveolar nerves
medical dictionary

Three branches (posterior, middle, and anterior) of the maxillary nerve (or its continuation as the infraorbital nerve) that enter the maxilla to supply the mucosa of the maxillary sinus, upper teeth and gingiva.

Synonyms: nervi alveolares superiores, superior dental nerves.

(05 Mar 2000)