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Palatal Muscles

Purpose of Palatal muscles Raise and lower the soft palate (velum)
Palatoglossus (origin) Anterior surface of the soft palate
Palatoglossus (insertion) Sides of the tongue and styloglossus
Palatoglossus (function) Lowers the palate when making a nasal sound or raises the back of the tongue as in making a "gu" sound
Why does the palate need to be raised To avoid sounding nasal
What happens to the palate during swallowing It has to be pulled upward and pulled out to the sides for a tight seal to close the palate - avoiding choking
What happens if the palate is raised and closed food does not go through your nose
Tensor Veli Palatine One of the muscles used to raise the palate
Tensor Veli Palatine (origin) Lower surface of the sphenoid bone
Tensor Veli Palatine(insertion) Into the palatini aponeurosis
Tensor Veli Palatini (Function) Tense the palate and pull it laterally
Tensor Veli Palatini (innervation) V cranial nerve - Trigeminal nerve
Levator Veli Palatini (origin) lower surface of the petrus portion of the temporal bone
Levator Veli Palatini (function) Raise the soft palate
Levator Veli Palatini (insertion) Palatini Aponeurosis
Levator Veli Palatini (innervation) X cranial nerve - Vegus nerve
Created by: msstarlyte