middle constrictor

middle constrictor
middle constrictor n a fan-shaped muscle of the pharynx that arises from the ceratohyal and thyrohyal of the hyoid bone and from the stylohyoid ligament, inserts into the median line at the back of the pharynx, and acts to constrict part of the pharynx in swallowing called also constrictor pharyngis medius, middle pharyngeal constrictor muscle compare INFERIOR CONSTRICTOR, SUPERIOR CONSTRICTOR

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  • middle pharyngeal constrictor muscle — n MIDDLE CONSTRICTOR …   Medical dictionary

  • constrictor pharyngis medius — constrictor pharyngis me·di·us mēd ē əs n MIDDLE CONSTRICTOR …   Medical dictionary

  • constrictor — 1. Anything that binds or squeezes a part. SEE ALSO: inferior c. (muscle) of pharynx, middle c. (muscle) of pharynx, superior pharyngeal c. (muscle). 2. A muscle, the action of which is to narrow a …   Medical dictionary

  • Middle pharyngeal constrictor muscle — Muscles of the pharynx and cheek. (Constrictor pharyngis medius labeled at center left.) …   Wikipedia

  • constrictor muscle of pharynx middle — musculus constrictor pharyngis medius …   Medical dictionary

  • inferior constrictor — n a muscle of the pharynx that is the thickest of its three constrictors, arises from the surface and side of the cricoid and thyroid cartilages, inserts into the median line at the back of the pharynx, and acts to constrict part of the pharynx… …   Medical dictionary

  • superior constrictor — n a 4 sided muscle of the pharynx that arises from the posterior and medial parts of the pterygoid plate, from the pterygomandibular raphe, from the alveolar process above the end of the mylohyoid line, and from the side of the tongue, that… …   Medical dictionary

  • musculus constrictor pharyngis medius — [TA] middle constrictor muscle of pharynx: origin, cornua of hyoid and stylohyoid ligament; insertion, median raphe of posterior wall of pharynx; innervation, pharyngeal plexus of vagus and glossopharyngeal; action, constricts pharynx. It is… …   Medical dictionary

  • Inferior pharyngeal constrictor muscle — Muscles of the pharynx and cheek. (Constrictor pharyngis inferior visible at bottom left.) …   Wikipedia

  • Superior pharyngeal constrictor muscle — Muscles of the pharynx and cheek …   Wikipedia

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