genioglossus (muscle)

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ge·ni·o·glos·sus (mus·cle)

[TA]
one of the paired lingual muscles; origin, mental spine of the mandible; insertion, lingual fascia beneath the mucous membrane and epiglottis; action, depresses and protrudes the tongue; nerve supply, hypoglossal.

ge·ni·o·glos·sus (mus·cle)

(jēnē-ō-glosŭs mŭsĕl) [TA]
One of the paired lingual muscles; origin, mental spine of the mandible; insertion, lingual fascia beneath the mucous membrane and epiglottis; action, depresses and protrudes the tongue; nerve supply, hypoglossal.
Synonym(s): musculus genioglossus [TA] .
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P White, "Computational simulation of human upper airway collapse using a pressure-/state-dependent model of genioglossal muscle contraction under laminar flow conditions," Journal of Applied Physiology, vol.
If there is a tongue activity, [sup.18]F-FDG uptake is usually related to the genioglossal muscles. For exapmle, the increased [sup.18]F-FDG accumulation in the masticatory muscles (masseter and pterygoid muscle) can indicate that patient has been chewing a gum [6].