Uvular muscle | definition of uvular muscle by Medical dictionary
mus·cle of u·vu·la [TA]
intrinsic muscle of soft palate; origin, posterior nasal spine; insertion, forms chief bulk of the uvula; action, raises the uvula; nerve supply, pharyngeal plexus.
u·vu·lar mus·cle (ū'vyū-lăr mŭs'ĕl)
, posterior nasal spine; insertion
, forms chief bulk of the uvula; action
, raises the uvula; nerve supply
, pharyngeal plexus.
Synonym(s): musculus uvulae
[TA] , muscle of uvula
References in periodicals archive
The uvular muscle forms the body of the soft palate and its tip hangs from the back edge of the soft palate.
The levator veli palatini muscles connect the top of the uvular muscle to the base of the skull at the temporal bone.
The uvular muscles
were spared, and great care was taken not to damage the velar muscles.