Which of the following muscle is supplied by the anterior division of mandibular nerve?
A. Medial pterygoid
B. Lateral pterygoid
D. Anterior belly of digastric
Correct answer : B. Lateral pterygoid
- Anterior division of mandibular nerve supplies lateral pterygoid, masseter and temporalis.
- Medial pterygoid is supplied by the nerve to medial pterygoid which arises from the main trunk of the mandibular nerve.
- Mylohyoid and the anterior belly of digastric are supplied by the inferior alveolar nerve. Inferior alveolar nerve is the larger terminal branch of the posterior division of the mandibular nerve.