Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Tongue Muscles

Q.muscle which helps in protrusion and upper movement of tongue
------>>>Genioglossus – helps to protrude the tongue, depress the central part of tongue making it concave, and move the tongue to the opposite side

Hyoglossus – helps to depress the tongue
Styloglossus – helps to pull the tongue upwards and backwards
to aid swallowing
Palatoglossus – pulls the soft palate onto the tongue while swallowing

Intrinsic muscles – help in widening, flattening, thickening, lengthening and rolling of the tongue.

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