Salpingopharyngeus muscle

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Salpingopharyngeus muscle
Dissection of the muscles of the palate from behind.
Latin musculus salpingopharyngeus
Gray's subject #244 1143
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Nerve: vagus nerve and cranial accessory nerve
Action:
Dorlands/Elsevier m_22/12550620

The salpingopharyngeus muscle arises from the inferior part of the cartilage of the auditory tube in the nasal cavity; it passes downward and blends with the posterior fasciculus of the palatopharyngeus muscle.

The salpingopharyngeus is known to raise the pharynx and larynx during deglutition and laterally draws the pharyngeal walls up.

The salpingopharyngeus is innervated by the vagus nerve (CN X) via the pharyngeal plexus.

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The salpingopharyngeus is known to raise the nasopharynx and laterally draws the pharyngeal walls up.

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