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General Anatomy > Alimentary system > Pharynx > Salpingopharyngeus

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Description

Origin: Cartilage of the Eustachian tube

Insertion: Posterior fasciculus of thepharyngopalatinus muscle

Nerve: Vagus nerve and cranial accessory nerve

Action: Raise the nasopharynx

Description:
The Salpingopharyngeus arises from the inferior part of the auditory tube near its orifice; it passes downward and blends with the posterior fasciculus of the Pharyngopalatinus.


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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