Human Anatomy: Muscle Groups

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Muscle Function & Other Pertinent Medical Information
ORIGIN: Apex of inferior surface of petrous temporal bone and medial rim of auditory tube
INSERTION: Palatine aponeurosis
ACTION: Elevates, retracts and lateral deviates soft palate. May open auditory tube on swallowing
NERVE: Pharyngeal branch of vagus nerve (X) with its motor fibers from cranial accessory nerve (XI)

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