Tensor veli palatini muscle

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


Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

Article information

rID: 52891
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Tensor palati muscles
  • Tensor veli palatini muscles
  • Tensor palati
  • Tensor palati muscle
  • Tensor palatini

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