Middle pharyngeal constrictor muscle

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.

Summary

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

Article information

rID: 10471
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

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Cases and figures

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