Superior pharyngeal constrictor muscle

Last revised by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking on 07 Sep 2020

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 esophagus.

Summary

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

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Cases and figures

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