Innervation of the muscles of the middle ear (mnemonic)

A useful mnemonic to remember innervation of the muscles of the middle ear is:

  • S for Stapedius
  • T for Tensor Tympani

Mnemonic

  • S: Stapedius is supplied by a branch of the facial nerve- the Seventh cranial nerve. It is also the Smallest muscle in the body, and inserts onto the neck of Stapes
  • T: Tensor tympani is supplied by a branch of V3, the Trigeminal nerve
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rID: 44375
System: Head & Neck
Sections: Mnemonics, Anatomy
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