Medical Term:

palatoglossus (muscle)

 

Definition: palatine muscle that forms anterior pillar of tonsillar fossa; origin, oral surface of soft palate; insertion, side of tongue; action, raises back of tongue and narrows fauces; nerve supply, pharyngeal plexus (cranial root of accessory nerve).

Synonym(s): musculus palatoglossusTA, glossopalatinus, musculus glossopalatinus, palatoglossus

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