tensor tympani


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tensor tympani

[ten′sər tim′pə·nē]
a muscle originating in the cartilaginous portion of the auditory tube and inserting in the manubrium of the malleus. It functions to tense the tympanic membrane during loud noises.
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If the tensor tympani and tensor veli palatine muscle dysfunction can generate otic symptoms each one separately, then the effects of ah agonist co-working are anatomically more problematic.
The importance of this resides on the provoked neural "abnormal muscular reflex behaviors" influenced by chronic muscular-articular-mucosal deep pain toward all the skeletal muscles innervated by this pathway: tongue, intrinsic and extrinsic larynx, pharynx and palatal, tensor and levator veli palatini, some of the styloid process, facial, stapedius (possible stapedial intratimpanic mioclonus), tensor tympani, digastrics, mylohyoid and all the agonist muscles of mastication.
Electromyographic correlation of tensor tympani and tensor veli palatini muscles in man.
Do the tensor tympani and tensor veli palatini muscles of man forma functional unit?