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Medical Term:

muscle of uvula


intrinsic muscle of soft palate; origin, posterior nasal spine; insertion, forms chief bulk of the uvula; action, raises the uvula; nerve supply, pharyngeal plexus.

Synonym(s): musculus uvulaeTA, musculus azygos uvulae, palatouvularis muscle, uvular muscle, uvularis

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