pharyngeal muscles


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pharyngeal muscles

[TA]
muscular layer of the pharyngeal wall. In contrast with the muscular coats of the rest of the gastrointestinal tract (except the anal canal), that of the pharynx has an outer circular layer and an inner longitudinal layer.

pha·ryn·ge·al mus·cles

(făr-injē-ăl mŭsĕlz) [TA]
Muscular layer of pharyngeal wall; has outer circular and inner longitudinal layers.
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This method, now called powered intracapsular tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (PITA), allows me to remove enough tissue to correct the airway obstruction, yet leave a small layer of tonsil tissue intact along with the tonsillar capsule to protect the pharyngeal muscles from injury and infection.
These results show that the pharyngeal muscles examined differ significantly in levels of LDH activity (n = 8, P = 0.
VitalStim is a portable, dual-channel electrotherapy system that is used with electrodes specifically designed for external application to the pharyngeal muscles of the throat to promote swallowing.
Swallowing jitter is prolonged in stroke patients; this is another type of compensation for swallowing when weakness exists in oral and pharyngeal muscles (15,40).
The list of facts which we have just enumerated is completely modified when the contraction of the pharyngeal muscles is added to that of the glottis.