Medial pterygoid - Musculus pterygoideus medialis

Anatomical hierarchy

General terms > Myology > Muscles of head > Medial pterygoid



Origin: Lateral surface of the pterygoid, palatine and sphenoid bones.

Insertion: Caudal margin and slightly on the caudomedial surface of the mandible.

Action:  Raises the mandible.

Nerve: Trigeminus.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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