salpingopharyngeus muscle

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sal·pin·go·phar·yn·ge·us mus·cle

(sal-ping'gō-făr-in'jē-ŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, medial lamina of cartilaginous part of auditory tube; insertion, longitudinal muscular layer of pharynx in association with musculus palatopharyngeus; action, assists in elevating pharynx and, according to some, assists in opening the auditory tube during swallowing; nerve supply, pharyngeal plexus.
Synonym(s): musculus salpingopharyngeus [TA] .
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