Medical Definition of Musculus pterygoideus lateralis

1. Origin, inferior head from lateral lamina of pterygoid process; superior head from infratemporal crest and adjacent greater wing of the sphenoid; insertion, into pterygoid pit of mandible and articular disk; action, brings jaw forward, opens jaw; nerve supply, nerve to lateral pterygoid from mandibular division of trigeminal. Synonym: musculus pterygoideus lateralis, external pterygoid muscle, musculus pterygoideus externus. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Musculus Pterygoideus Lateralis

musculus plantaris
musculus platysma
musculus platysma myoides
musculus pleuroesophageus
musculus popliteus
musculus procerus
musculus pronator pedis
musculus pronator quadratus
musculus pronator radii teres
musculus pronator teres
musculus prostaticus
musculus psoas major
musculus pterygoideus externus
musculus pterygoideus internus
musculus pterygoideus lateralis (current term)
musculus pterygoideus medialis
musculus pterygopharyngeus
musculus pterygospinosus
musculus puboprostaticus
musculus pubovesicalis
musculus pyramidalis auriculae
musculus pyramidalis nasi
musculus pyriformis
musculus quadratus
musculus quadratus femoris

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