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 ]

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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].

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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 exact synonym

uvular muscle

has related synonym

musculus uvulae muscle

musculus uvulae

m. uvulae

azygos uvulae

uvulae muscle

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UBERON:0010235