Lateral pterygoid plate

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Lateral pterygoid plate
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Medial wall of left orbit. (Lateral pterygoid plate labeled at bottom right.)
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Sphenoid bone, anterior and inferior surfaces. (Lateral pterygoid plate visible at bottom left.)
Details
Latin lamina lateralis processus pterygoidei
Identifiers
Gray's p.151
Dorlands
/Elsevier
l_02/12476264
TA A02.1.05.043
FMA 54687
Anatomical terms of bone

The lateral pterygoid plate of the sphenoid (or lateral lamina of pterygoid process) is broad, thin, and everted; its lateral surface forms part of the medial wall of the infratemporal fossa, and gives attachment to the lateral pterygoid muscle; its medial surface forms part of the pterygoid fossa, and gives attachment to the medial pterygoid muscle. Posterior edge is sharp, and often has sharp projection - pterygospinous process (Civinini process).

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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