Medical Definition of Palatopharyngeus

1. Origin, soft palate; forms the posterior pillar of the fauces or tonsillar fossa; insertion, posterior border of thyroid cartilage and aponeurosis of pharynx; action, narrows fauces, depresses soft palate, elevates pharynx and larynx; nerve supply, pharyngeal plexus (cranial root of accessory nerve). Synonym: musculus palatopharyngeus, musculus pharyngopalatinus, palatopharyngeal muscle, palatopharyngeus, pharyngopalatinus, pharyngostaphylinus. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palatopharyngeus

palatoglossus
palatoglossus muscle
palatognathous
palatogram
palatograph
palatomaxillary
palatomaxillary index
palatomaxillary suture
palatomyograph
palatonares
palatonasal
palatopharyngeal
palatopharyngeal arch
palatopharyngeal muscle
palatopharyngeal sphincter
palatopharyngeus (current term)
palatopharyngoplasty
palatopharyngorrhaphy
palatoplasty
palatoplegia
palatopterygoid
palatoquadrate
palatoquadrates
palatorrhaphy
palatosalpingeus
palatoschisis
palatouvularis muscle
palatovelar

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