Superior pharyngeal constrictor muscle

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

Summary

Head and neck anatomy
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Article information

rID: 28014
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tags: stub, refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Superior pharyngeal constrictor

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