Vertical muscle of tongue

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Vertical muscle of tongue
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Coronal section of tongue, showing intrinsic muscles.
Details
OriginSubmucosal fibrous layer of dorsum of tongue
InsertionInferior surface borders of tongue
NerveHypoglossal nerve
ActionsFlattens and broadens the tongue
Identifiers
LatinMusculus verticalis linguae
TAA05.1.04.109
FMA46696
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.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1131 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)