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.


Cette définition contient du texte provenant d'une édition publique de Gray's Anatomy (20eme édition Américaine de "Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body" publiée en 1918 - http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

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