Muscles of the tongue

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1 Saturday, November 13, 2010 Muscles of the tongue • Tongue contains a ‘soft skeleton’ of connective tissue – fibrous septum The major extrinsic muscles of the tongue are Genioglossus: chin to tongue, forms the bulk of the inferior part of the tongue and pulls the body of the tongue forwards. sticks out the tongue presses against the teeth or alveolar ridge pulls the tongue tip back troughs the tongue Styloglossus: styloid process behind ear to tongue, which pulls the tongue upwards and backwards. Palatoglossus: palate to tongue pulls the tongue back to grove the tongue Hyoglossus:hyoid bone to tongue, The hyoglossus, which pulls it downwards (and slightly backwards). retracts or depresses the tongue elevates the hyoid bone The mylohyoid muscle, which is responsible for raising the body of the tongue in high vowels and velar consonants.
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2 Saturday, November 13, 2010 Intrinsic Tongue Muscles INT: superior longitudinal – covers entire dorsum (middle only) of tongue
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