Human Anatomy: Muscle Groups

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Muscle Function & Other Pertinent Medical Information
ORIGIN: Lower third of stylohyoid ligament, lesser cornu and superior border of greater cornu of hyoid bone
INSERTION: Middle portion of pharyngeal raphe
ACTION: Assists swallowing
NERVE: Pharyngeal plexus (IX, X and sympathetic) via pharyngeal branch of X with its motor fibers from cranial accessory nerve (XI)

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