Medical Definition of Musculus pharyngopalatinus

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 Pharyngopalatinus

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
musculus petrostaphylinus
musculus pharyngopalatinus (current term)
musculus piriformis
musculus plantaris
musculus platysma
musculus platysma myoides
musculus pleuroesophageus
musculus popliteus
musculus procerus
musculus pronator pedis
musculus pronator quadratus
musculus pronator radii teres
musculus pronator teres
musculus prostaticus
musculus psoas major

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