Medword.com





Human Anatomy: Muscle Groups


Human Anatomy



<> Return To Muscle Groups Menu <>

Muscle Function & Other Pertinent Medical Information
- SUPERIOR CONSTRICTOR -
ORIGIN: Lower two thirds of medial pterygoid plate, pterygomandibular raphe and posterior end of mylohyoid line on mandible
INSERTION: Upper midline pharyngeal raphe and pharyngeal tubercle of clivus of occiput
ACTION: Assists swallowing
NERVE: Pharyngeal plexus (IX, X and sympathetic) via pharyngeal branch of X with its motor fibers from cranial accessory (XI)













[Home]   [About]   [Contact Us]   [Privacy]   [Site Terms]   
[Norton Safe Site]
Comodo Trusted Site Seal
SSL Certificate