hyoglossus


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hy·o·glos·sus (mus·cle)

[TA]
muscle of tongue; origin, body and greater horn of hyoid bone; insertion, side of the tongue; action, retracts and pulls down side of tongue; nerve supply, motor by hyoglossal, sensory by lingual.

hyoglossus

(hī′ō-glŏs′əs)
n. pl. hyo·glossi (-glŏs′ī′)
A muscle whose action retracts and pulls down the side of the tongue.

hy·o·glos·sus mus·cle

(hī'ō-glos'ŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, body and greater horn of hyoid bone; insertion, side of the tongue; action, retracts and pulls down side of tongue; nerve supply, motor by hypoglossal, sensory by lingual.
Synonym(s): musculus hyoglossus [TA] , hyoglossal muscle, hyoglossus.
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The sublingual artery rises near the anterior board of hyoglossus muscle.
Plunging ranulas may extend through the gap between the posterior edge of the mylohyoid muscle and anterior edge of the hyoglossus muscle in to the superior cervical neck.
In some cases, an increase in the thickness of the lateral pharyngeal wall is commensurate with the increase in muscle mass in the hyoglossus, styloglossus, palatoglossus, palatopharyngeus, and pharyngeal constrictor muscles; these increases are linked to the need for excessive effort to overcome the increased muscle laxity in snoring or during apnea.