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Other Terms: Pars chondropharyngea (Musculus constrictor pharyngis medius), Pars chondropharyngea musculus constrictoris pharyngis medii
Chondropharyngeal part; Ceratopharyngeal part
Musculus constrictor pharyngis medius
Latin muscle parts
Pars chondropharyngea; Pars ceratopharyngea
Branchial arch muscle – fourth arch (Pharyngeal muscle)
The English equivalent for this muscle name is the middle muscle that draws the cleft or gulley together. The word constrictor comes from the Latin terms con meaning “together” and the verb stringere meaning “to bind.”The word pharynx, what is referred to as the throat, arises from the Greek pharangos meaning “cleft, gulley, or ravine.”The Latin word medius means “middle.”
Lesser cornu and upper surface of entire greater cornu of the hyoid bone
Median raphe of the pharynx
Produce both sphincteric and peristaltic actions during swallowing.
Vagus nerve (Cranial nerve X)
The muscle receives blood from the pharyngeal branches of the ascending pharyngeal artery and from the first and second part of the lingual artery, both branches of the external carotid artery.
Pars chondropharyngea musculus constrictoris pharyngis medii