Medical Definition of Pharyngeal ridge

1. A constant band of the superior pharyngeal constrictor muscle which sweeps posteriorly from the anterolateral part of the superior surface of the palatine aponeurosis. It creates a visible ridge when the superior constrictor is contracted, meeting the elevated soft palate to seal off the pharyngeal isthmus during swallowing. Synonym: pharyngeal ridge, sphincter of the pharyngeal isthmus, velopharyngeal sphincter. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pharyngeal Ridge

pharyngeal glands
pharyngeal grooves
pharyngeal hypophysis
pharyngeal isthmus
pharyngeal membranes
pharyngeal mucosa
pharyngeal muscles
pharyngeal opening of auditory tube
pharyngeal opening of eustachian tube
pharyngeal pituitary
pharyngeal plexus
pharyngeal pouch syndrome
pharyngeal raphe
pharyngeal recess
pharyngeal reflex
pharyngeal ridge (current term)
pharyngeal space
pharyngeal tonsil
pharyngeal tonsils
pharyngeal tubercle
pharyngeal vein
pharyngeal veins

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