Músculo elevador del velo del paladar - Musculus levator veli palatini

Descripción

Origin: Temporal bone, Eustachian tube

Insertion: Palatine aponeurosis

Artery: Facial artery

Nerve: Vagus nerve

Action: Elevates soft palate

Description:
The Levator veli palatini (Levator palati) is a thick, rounded muscle situated lateral to the choanae. It arises from the under surface of the apex of the petrous part of the temporal bone and from the medial lamina of the cartilage of the auditory tube. After passing above the upper concave margin of the Constrictor pharyngis superior it spreads out in the palatine velum, its fibers extending obliquely downward and medialward to the middle line, where they blend with those of the opposite side.


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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