Middle pharyngeal constrictor muscle

Dr Owen Kang and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The middle pharyngeal constrictor muscle is one of the pharyngeal constrictor muscles.


  • origin: greater cornu of the hyoid bone, lesser cornu and stylohyoid ligament
  • insertionpharyngeal raphe
  • artery: pharyngeal branch of the ascending pharyngeal artery, tonsillar branch of the facial artery
  • nerve: external laryngeal branch of the vagus nerve
  • action: swallowing

Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 10471
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tags: stub, refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Middle pharyngeal constrictor

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