Vertical muscle of tongue

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Vertical muscle of tongue
Coronal section of tongue, showing intrinsic muscles.
Latin Musculus verticalis linguae
Gray's p.1131
Origin Submucosal fibrous layer of dorsum of tongue
Insertion Inferior surface borders of tongue
Nerve Hypoglossal nerve
Actions Flattens and broadens the tongue
Anatomical terms of muscle

The vertical muscle is an intrinsic muscle of the tongue. It is found only at the borders of the forepart of the tongue.

Its fibers extend from the upper to the under surface of the organ.


This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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