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What does salpingopharyngeus mean?

What does salpingopharyngeus mean?

Medical Definition of salpingopharyngeus : a muscle of the pharynx that arises from the inferior part of the eustachian tube near its opening and passes downward to join the posterior part of the palatopharyngeus.

What is the function of the salpingopharyngeus?

The salpingopharyngeus is known to raise the pharynx and larynx during deglutition (swallowing) and laterally draws the pharyngeal walls up. In addition, it opens the pharyngeal orifice of the pharyngotympanic tube during swallowing.

What does salpingopharyngeus attach to?

Salpingopharyngeus muscle
Origin Lower part of the cartilage of the auditory tube
Insertion Fibers pass downward and blend with the palatopharyngeus muscle to the upper border thyroid cartilage, blending with constrictor fibers
Nerve Vagus nerve (CN X)

What are the 3 parts of pharynx?

It contains three sections: the nasopharynx, oropharynx and laryngopharynx, which is also called the hypopharynx.

Is the auditory tube the same as Eustachian tube?

In anatomy, the Eustachian tube, also known as the auditory tube or pharyngotympanic tube, is a tube that links the nasopharynx to the middle ear, of which it is also a part. In adult humans, the Eustachian tube is approximately 35 mm (1.4 in) long and 3 mm (0.12 in) in diameter.

What is torus Tubarius?

Torus tubarius (plural: tori tubarii) or cushion of the auditory canal is a mucosal elevation in the lateral aspect of the nasopharynx, formed by the underlying pharyngeal end of the cartilaginous portion of the Eustachian tube. The opening of the Eustachian tube is anterior to the torus tobarius.

What is Zenker’s diverticulum?

A Zenker’s diverticulum is an outpouching that occurs at the junction of the lower part of the throat and the upper portion of the esophagus. The pouch forms because the muscle that divides the throat from the esophagus, the cricopharyngeal (CP) muscle, fails to relax during swallowing.

Is the salpingopharyngeus part of the pharynx?

Salpingopharyngeus is a longitudinal muscle that contributes to the muscular wall of the pharynx. Together with the stylopharyngeus and palatopharyngeus, it belongs to the inner longitudinal group of pharyngeal muscles. This muscle aids speech and swallowing by shortening and widening the pharynx.

What kind of muscle is the salpingopharyngeus muscle?

The salpingopharyngeus is a muscle of the head and neck, and one of the inner longitudinal muscles of the pharynx. The paired slender muscles create vertical ridges of mucous membrane in the posterior pharyngeal wall descending from the medial ends of the Eustachian tubes to the called the salpingopharyngeal folds.

What does the word salpingopharyngeus mean in Sign Language?

What does salpingopharyngeus mean? Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word salpingopharyngeus. A muscular bundle passing from the Eustachian tube downward to the constrictors of the pharynx. How to pronounce salpingopharyngeus? How to say salpingopharyngeus in sign language?

Is the salpingopharyngeus part of the vagus nerve?

The salpingopharyngeus is innervated by the vagus nerve via the pharyngeal plexus, and irrigated by the ascending pharyngeal artery.