Innervation of the muscles of the middle ear (mnemonic)

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

  • ST

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

Article information

rID: 44375
System: Head & Neck
Section: Mnemonics, Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

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