Medical Definition of Medial pterygoid

1. Origin, pterygoid fossa of sphenoid and tuberosity of maxilla; insertion, medial surface of mandible between angle and mylohyoid groove; action, elevates mandible closing jaw; nerve supply, nerve to medial pterygoid from mandibular division of trigeminal. Synonym: musculus pterygoideus medialis, internal pterygoid muscle, musculus pterygoideus internus. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Medial Pterygoid

medial occipital artery
medial occipitotemporal gyrus
medial palpebral commissure
medial palpebral ligament
medial part of longitudinal arch of foot
medial part of posterior cervical intertransversarii muscles
medial patellar retinaculum
medial pectoral nerve
medial plantar artery
medial plantar nerve
medial plate of pterygoid process
medial pole of ovary
medial popliteal nerve
medial preoptic nucleus
medial process of calcaneal tuberosity
medial pterygoid (current term)
medial pterygoid plate
medial puboprostatic ligament
medial rectus
medial rectus muscle
medial root of median nerve
medial root of optic tract
medial rotator
medial s
medial s's
medial segment
medial striate artery
medial sulcus of crus cerebri
medial superior genicular artery
medial supraclavicular nerve

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