Tensor veli palatini

Dr Craig Hacking et al.

The tensor veli palatini is one of the 5 paired muscles of the soft palate. It is triangular in shape and it's tendon wraps around the pulley of pterygoid hamulus to alter the shape of the soft palate.


Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 52891
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Tensor palati
  • Tensor palatini

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