stylopharyngeus muscle


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sty·lo·pha·ryn·ge·us mus·cle

(stī'lō-făr-in'jē-ŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, root of styloid process; insertion, thyroid cartilage and wall of pharynx (becomes part of the longitudinal coat); action, elevates pharynx and larynx; nerve supply, glossopharyngeal.
Synonym(s): musculus stylopharyngeus [TA] , stylopharyngeal muscle.
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The plexus was over the lateral surface of the pharyngeal wall, medial to the caudal stylopharyngeus muscle, distal to the ventral pole of the CCG, above the origin of the internal carotid and ascending pharyngeal arteries from the dorsal surface of the common carotid artery (Figs.
The changes in upper airway diameter during respiration is thought to primarily result from increased activation (during inhalation) and decreased activation (during exhalation) of pharyngeal dilator muscles such as the geniohyoid, sternohyoid, genioglossus, and stylopharyngeus muscles.
Normally, the diameter of the upper airway increases during inhalation and decreases during exhalation, The changes in upper airway diameter during respiration is thought to primarily result from increased activation (during inhalation) and decreased activation (during exhalation) of pharyngeal dilator muscles such as the geniohyoid, sternohyoid, genioglossus, and stylopharyngeus muscles.