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Medical Term:

salpingopharyngeus (muscle)

 

Definition: origin, medial lamina of cartilaginous part of auditory tube; insertion, longitudinal muscular layer of pharynx in association with musculus palatopharyngeus; action, assists in elevating pharynx and, according to some, assists in opening the auditory tube during swallowing; nerve supply, pharyngeal plexus.

Synonym(s): musculus salpingopharyngeusTA, salpingopharyngeal muscle

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