Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Muscles; Muscular system > Muscles of head > Muscles of tongue > Inferior longitudinal muscle

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Description

Origin: Root of the tongue

Insertion: Apex of the tongue

Nerve: Hypoglossal nerve

Action: Changes shape of tongue in mastication and deglutition.

Description:
The Inferior longitudinal muscle (Longitudinalis linguae inferior) (Inferior lingualis) is a narrow band situated on the under surface of the tongue between the Genioglossus and Hyoglossus. It extends from the root to the apex of the tongue: behind, some of its fibers are connected with the body of the hyoid bone; in front it blends with the fibers of the Styloglossus.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

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