Vertical muscle of tongue

The vertical muscle is an intrinsic muscle of the tongue. It is found only at the borders of the forepart of the tongue.

Vertical muscle of tongue
Coronal section of tongue, showing intrinsic muscles.
OriginSubmucosal fibrous layer of dorsum of tongue
InsertionInferior surface borders of tongue
NerveHypoglossal nerve
ActionsFlattens and broadens the tongue
LatinMusculus verticalis linguae
Anatomical terms of muscle

Its fibers extend from the upper to the under surface of the organ.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1131 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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