medial pterygoid plate

Also found in: Wikipedia.

me·di·al pter·y·goid plate

the smaller and more medial of the two bony plates extending downward from the point of union of the body and greater wing of the sphenoid bone on either side, ending inferiorly in the pterygoid hamulus.

medial pterygoid plate

The smaller and medial of two bony plates that extend inferiorly from the union of the body and the greater wing of the sphenoid bone on either side of the skull, and which ends inferiorly in the hamular process of the sphenoid bone.
References in periodicals archive ?
The spinopterygoidal line extends through the medial margin of foramen ovale to the posterior margin of the medial pterygoid plate (Figure 3).
The tensor veli palatini muscle from a relatively broad origin converges on a medial tendon, which passes around the hamulus of the medial pterygoid plate.8 At this point, the tendon is covered with a synovial sheet.9 The tendon is sufficiently broad to occupy most of the length of the hamulus,which is covered by its bursae.8,10 There is evidence that prima- ry function of tensor veli palatini muscle is to open the eustachian tube and not to induce tension on the soft palate.11 However, the tendon of these muscles forms the main element in the aponeurotic anterior portion of the soft palate.
The mean extracranial distances between the JF and surrounding structures were recorded: i) JF and mastoid process (right: 21.91 mm; left: 21.94 mm); ii) JF and foramen magnum (right: 22.21 mm; left: 22.47 mm); iii) JF and vomer (right: 34.21 mm; left: 33.68 mm); iv) JF and medial pterygoid plate (right: 25.86 mm; left: 24.32 mm); v) JF and lateral pterygoid plate (right: 23.97 mm; left: 22.89 mm); vi) JF and occipital condyles (right: 4.87 mm; left: 4.96 mm) (Table II).

Full browser ?