Flashcards in Tongue and Palate Deck (9)
Why is the tongue divided into anterior 2/3rd and posterior 1/3rd parts?
What supplies the anterior 2/3rds of the tongue?
Facial and Trigeminal
What supplied the posterior 1/3rd of the tongue?
What is the function of the intrinsic muscles of the tongue?
To change the shape of the tongue
What supplies the intrinsic muscles of the tongue?
What is the function of the extrinsic muscles of the tongue?
Change the position of the tongue in the mouth
How do the extrinsic muscles orientate themselves?
Outside the tongue and insert into the tongue
What innervates the extrinsic muscles of the tongue?
Hypoglassal nerve expect palatoglossus = vagus nerve in pharyngeal plexus