Mouth - Mouth, pharynx and oesophagus This note covers the...

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Mouth, pharynx and oesophagus This note covers the anatomy of the Mouth, Pharynx and Oesophagus. The Oral Cavity The lips and cheeks are innervated by Maxillary V (upper lip and cheeks) and Mandibular V (lower lips and cheek) The muscle of the lips is called the Orbicularis oris and the muscle that makes up the cheeks is called the buccinators Inside Cheeks of the Oral Cavity On the inside of the cheeks are small yellow nodules called Fordyce’s granules that act as small salivary glands The largest salivary gland (the parotid) has the opening of its duct also on the inside of the mouth just above the tip of the 2 nd premolar Roof of the Oral Cavity The palate is two distinctly different structures; the front 2/3 rd is underlined by a bony plate called the palatine bone. Around the palatine bone is an arch of bone called the alveolus, in which are set the teeth The posterior 1/3 rd of the palate is made from muscular tissue and hence termed the soft palate. The
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