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.


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

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