Medical Definition of Musculus palatopharyngeus

1. Origin, soft palate; forms the posterior pillar of the fauces or tonsillar fossa; insertion, posterior border of thyroid cartilage and aponeurosis of pharynx; action, narrows fauces, depresses soft palate, elevates pharynx and larynx; nerve supply, pharyngeal plexus (cranial root of accessory nerve). Synonym: musculus palatopharyngeus, musculus pharyngopalatinus, palatopharyngeal muscle, palatopharyngeus, pharyngopalatinus, pharyngostaphylinus. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Musculus Palatopharyngeus

musculus obturator internus
musculus occipitalis
musculus occipitofrontalis
musculus omohyoideus
musculus opponens digiti minimi
musculus opponens digiti quinti
musculus opponens minimi digiti
musculus opponens pollicis
musculus orbicularis
musculus orbicularis oculi
musculus orbicularis palpebrarum
musculus orbitalis
musculus orbitopalpebralis
musculus palatoglossus
musculus palatopharyngeus (current term)
musculus palatosalpingeus
musculus palatostaphylinus
musculus palmaris brevis
musculus palmaris longus
musculus papillaris
musculus pectoralis
musculus pectoralis major
musculus pectoralis minor
musculus peroneocalcaneus
musculus peroneus brevis
musculus peroneus longus
musculus peroneus tertius
musculus petropharyngeus

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