Vertical muscle of tongue

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Vertical muscle of tongue
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Coronal section of tongue, showing intrinsic muscles.
Details
Latin Musculus verticalis linguae
Origin Submucosal fibrous layer of dorsum of tongue
Insertion Inferior surface borders of tongue
Hypoglossal nerve
Actions Flattens and broadens the tongue
Identifiers
Gray's p.1131
Dorlands
/Elsevier
m_22/12551359
TA A05.1.04.109
FMA 46696
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.

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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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