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1

Why is the tongue divided into anterior 2/3rd and posterior 1/3rd parts?

Nerve supply

2

What supplies the anterior 2/3rds of the tongue?

Facial and Trigeminal

3

What supplied the posterior 1/3rd of the tongue?

Glossopharyngeal

4

What is the function of the intrinsic muscles of the tongue?

To change the shape of the tongue

5

What supplies the intrinsic muscles of the tongue?

Hypoglossal nerve

6

What is the function of the extrinsic muscles of the tongue?

Change the position of the tongue in the mouth

7

How do the extrinsic muscles orientate themselves?

Outside the tongue and insert into the tongue

8

What innervates the extrinsic muscles of the tongue?

Hypoglassal nerve expect palatoglossus = vagus nerve in pharyngeal plexus

9

What is the lingual artery?

The 2nd anterior branch of the external carotid artery