Middle pharyngeal constrictor muscle

Last revised by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking on 07 Sep 2020

The middle pharyngeal constrictor muscle is one of the pharyngeal constrictor muscles. Its primary action is constricting of the pharynx (in coordination with the superior pharyngeal constrictor and the inferior pharyngeal constrictor muscles) to deliver a bolus of food into the esophagus.

Summary

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: pharyngeal constrictors (Gray's illustration)
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