The musculus uvulae (azygos uvulae) is a muscle of the soft palate. It arises from the posterior nasal spine of the palatine bones and from the palatine aponeurosis. It descends to be inserted into the uvula and functions to move and shape it. It is innervated by the pharyngeal branch of the vagus nerve via the pharyngeal plexus[WP]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musculus_uvulae ]

Synonyms: uvular muscle

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Term information

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external definition

The muscle of the uvuli is an integral part of the soft palate and is innervated by Cranial Nerve X .[FEED]

has related synonym

musculus uvulae muscle
musculus uvulae
m. uvulae
azygos uvulae
uvulae muscle

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UBERON:0010235