Tensor veli palatini muscle

The tensor veli palatini muscle is one of the five 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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