pterygomandibular raphe


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Related to pterygomandibular raphe: buccinator, Sphenomandibular ligament, pterygomandibular space

pter·y·go·man·dib·u·lar ra·phe

[TA]
a tendinous thickening of the buccopharyngeal fascia, separating and giving origin to the buccinator muscle anteriorly and the superior constrictor of the pharynx posteriorly.
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pterygomandibular raphe

A tendinous line of fusion between the buccinator and superior pharyngeal constrictor muscles that passes between the pterygoid process and the mandible, serving as an important landmark in dental anesthesia.
See also: raphe
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