superior constrictor muscle of pharynx
A muscle with origin in the medial pterygoid plate, pterygomandibular raphe, mylohyoid line of the mandible, and the floor of the mouth and the side of the tongue, with insertion to the posterior wall of the pharynx, with nerve supply from the pharyngeal plexus, and whose action narrows the pharynx.
Words nearby superior constrictor muscle of pharynx
superior cerebral vein, superior cervical cardiac nerve, superior choroid vein, superior cluneal nerve, superior conjunction, superior constrictor muscle of pharynx, superior court, superior dental plexus, superior epigastric vein, superior ganglion of glossopharyngeal nerve, superior ganglion of vagus
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