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Other Terms: Musculus salpingopharyngeus, Muscle salpingo-pharyngien
Latin muscle parts
Branchial arch muscle – fourth arch (Pharyngeal muscle)
In English, this muscle’s name is the muscle of the trumpet and cleft, or gully. The term salpingo in this word comes from the Greek word salpinx meaning “trumpet.”The word pharynx, what is referred to as the throat, arises from the Greek pharangos meaning “cleft, gulley, or ravine.”
Cartilage of the pharyngotympanic tube at the base of its pharyngeal opening
Lateral and posterior walls of the pharynx, posterior margin of the thyroid cartilage
Elevates the superior lateral wall of the pharynx.
Vagus nerve (Cranial nerve X)
The muscle receives blood from the pharyngeal branches of the ascending pharyngeal artery. It also is supplied by the ascending palatine artery, a cervical branch of the facial artery.