pharyngeal muscles

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pharyngeal muscles

[TA]
muscular layer of the pharyngeal wall. In contrast with the muscular coats of the rest of the gastrointestinal tract (except the anal canal), that of the pharynx has an outer circular layer and an inner longitudinal layer.

pha·ryn·ge·al mus·cles

(făr-injē-ăl mŭsĕlz) [TA]
Muscular layer of pharyngeal wall; has outer circular and inner longitudinal layers.
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This is because the diaphragm recovers from the effects of non-depolarizing muscle relaxants more rapidly than the small muscles of the pharynx larynx and the adductor pollicis.
MG can also affect the muscles of the pharynx and esophagus.
It is in fact this result that a capable singer knows how to obtain, when on one side he completely relaxes all the muscles of the pharynx, and on the other he narrows more and more the column of air.
The retropharyngeal space extends from the base of the skull to the level of the T1 or T2 vertebra, and includes the space behind the muscles of the pharynx but in front of the prevertebral fascia.
Snoring occurs when the muscles of the pharynx relax, blocking the narrow opening between the mouth and throat.
The muscles of the pharynx are neither stretched nor tensed, but nestle easily against the vertebrae of the neck.
Because this method leaves the connective tissue capsule intact, the muscles of the pharynx aren't exposed to secretions and food, so patients experience less pain and are able to start eating sooner," Dr.