Pharyngeal arch 1 muscle that participates in oral/pharyngeal behaviors, is innervated by the lateral pterygoid nerve branches, and attaches to the condylar process of the mandible and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) capsule, and the cranial base. [ MFMO:0000074 ]

Synonyms: musculus pterygoideus lateralis lateral pteregoid muscle lateral pteregoid pterygoideus lateral musculus pterygoides lateralis pterygoideus externus pterygoideus lateral muscle pterygoideus externus muscle musculus pterygoideus externus m. pterygoideus externus m. pterygoideus lateralis external pterygoid muscle lateral pterygoid

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Term information

Subsets

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latin term
musculus pterygoideus externus [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lateral_pterygoid_muscle FEED:rd ]

latin term
musculus pterygoideus lateralis [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lateral_pterygoid_muscle FEED:rd ]

actions notes

only masticatory muscle that depresses mandible (opens jaw)

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bb/Musculuspterygoideuslateralis.png

external definition

Pharyngeal arch 1 muscle that participates in oral/pharyngeal behaviors, is innervated by the lateral pterygoid nerve branches, and attaches to the condylar process of the mandible and TMJ capsule, and the cranial base.[FEED]

has broad synonym

pterygoid lateralis

id

UBERON:0006719

see also

https://github.com/obophenotype/uberon/issues/539