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Intrinsic muscles of the tongue

The intrinsic muscles of the tongue are a group of 4 muscular bands in the tongue. In comparison to the extrinsic muscles of the tongue, they are entirely within the tongue with no external attachments. They act to alter the shape of the tongue where as the extrinsic tongue muscles alter the position of the tongue. The four muscles are:

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

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rID: 52429
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • intrinsic tongue muscles

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