medial pterygoid (muscle)
me·di·al pter·y·goid (mus·cle)[TA]
masticatory muscle of infratemporal fossa; origin, pterygoid fossa of sphenoid and tuberosity of maxilla; insertion, medial surface of mandible between angle and mylohyoid groove; action, elevates mandible closing jaw; nerve supply, nerve to medial pterygoid from mandibular division of trigeminal.
Synonym(s): musculus pterygoideus medialis [TA], internal pterygoid muscle, musculus pterygoideus internus
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