Musculus uvulae

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The musculus uvulae (azygos uvulae) is a muscle of the soft palate.

Origin and insertion

It arises from the posterior nasal spine of the palatine bones and from the palatine aponeurosis.

It descends to be inserted into the uvula and functions to move and shape it.


It is innervated by the pharyngeal branch of the vagus nerve via the pharyngeal plexus.

Additional images

Image:Gray187.png|Base of skull. Inferior surface.

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