palatopharyngeus (muscle)

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pal·a·to·pha·ryn·ge·us (mus·cle)

[TA]
origin, soft palate; forms the posterior pillar of the fauces or tonsillar fossa; insertion, posterior border of thyroid cartilage and aponeurosis of pharynx as it becomes part of the inner longitudinal muscle layer of the pharynx; action, narrows fauces, depresses soft palate, elevates pharynx and larynx; nerve supply, pharyngeal plexus (cranial root of accessory nerve).
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pal·a·to·pha·ryn·ge·us (mus·cle)

(pal'ă-tō-fă-rin'jē-us mŭs'ĕl) [TA]
Origin, soft palate; forms the posterior pillar of the fauces or tonsillar fossa; insertion, posterior border of thyroid cartilage and aponeurosis of pharynx; action, narrows fauces, depresses soft palate, elevates pharynx and larynx; nerve supply, pharyngeal plexus (cranial root of accessory nerve).
Synonym(s): musculus palatopharyngeus [TA] , palatopharyngeal muscle.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

pal·a·to·pha·ryn·ge·us (mus·cle)

(pal'ă-tō-fă-rin'jē-us mŭs'ĕl) [TA]
Origin, soft palate; forms the posterior pillar of the fauces or tonsillar fossa; insertion, posterior border of thyroid cartilage and aponeurosis of pharynx; action, narrows fauces, depresses soft palate, elevates pharynx and larynx; nerve supply, pharyngeal plexus (cranial root of accessory nerve).
Synonym(s): musculus palatopharyngeus [TA] .
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Mortimore et al wrote that upper airway obstruction at the retropalatal level is related to the imbalance between the activity of the levator and tensor veli palatini muscles, which elevate and tense the soft palate, and the activity of the palatoglossus and palatopharyngeus muscles, which depress the soft palate anteroinferiorly.