"Pharyngeal Muscles" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
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The muscles of the PHARYNX are voluntary muscles arranged in two layers. The external circular layer consists of three constrictors (superior, middle, and inferior). The internal longitudinal layer consists of the palatopharyngeus, the salpingopharyngeus, and the stylopharyngeus. During swallowing, the outer layer constricts the pharyngeal wall and the inner layer elevates pharynx and LARYNX.
- Pharyngeal Muscles
- Muscle, Pharyngeal
- Muscles, Pharyngeal
- Pharyngeal Muscle
- Muscles of Pharynx
- Pharynx Muscle
- Pharynx Muscles
- Inferior Constrictor of Pharynx
- Pharynx Inferior Constrictor
- Cricopharyngeus Muscle
- Muscle, Cricopharyngeus
- Velopharyngeal Muscle
- Muscle, Velopharyngeal
- Palatopharyngeal Muscle
- Muscle, Palatopharyngeal
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