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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Descriptive statistics were used to obtain mean and standard deviation of amplitude and duration of pharyngeal muscle contraction.
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.
Observable differences in enzymatic properties of pharyngeal muscles are further representative of the complexity of this structure, and perhaps the result of its dual function.
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.
The movement you feel in there is the pharyngeal muscles constricting to push saliva down the esophagus and into the stomach.
Clinical examination and magnetic resonance imaging revealed the presence of a tumor that coated the parotid area laterally and extended into the center of the parapharyngeal space, thus causing a dislocation of the pharyngeal muscles and mucosa.