Middle pharyngeal constrictor muscle

Last revised by Craig Hacking on 22 Feb 2024

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.


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Cases and figures

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