Muscle spindles in the velopharyngeal musculature of humans

D. P. Kuehn, P. J. Templeton, J. A. Maynard

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Abstract

Seven muscles in the velopharyngeal region of humans were studied histologically to determine the presence of muscle spindles. Typical spindles were found in palatoglossus and tensor veli palatini with a greater number in the latter. Spindles were not found in levator veli palatini, palatopharyngeus, musculus uvulae, salpingopharyngeus, or the superior pharyngeal constrictor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)488-493
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Speech and Hearing Research
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

Keywords

  • muscle (neuromuscular)
  • spindles
  • velum (soft palate)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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