pterygomandibular raphe

(redirected from raphe pterygomandibularis)

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.

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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stylomandibulare A05.3.01.102 Raphe pterygomandibularis Codigo TAI Espanol A03.0.00.000 Articulaciones; Sistema articular A03.0.00.001 Articulacion A03.0.00.020 Articulado_n sinovial; Diartrosis A03.0.00.022 Cavidad articular A03.0.00.023 Fosa articular A03.0.00.026 Capsula articular A03.0.00.028 Membrana sinovial; Capa sinovial A03.0.00.032 Disco articular A03.0.00.034 Ligamentos A03.0.00.035 Ligs.