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Pterygoid Muscles MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Pterygoid Muscles
Tree Number(s)
A02.633.567.600.700
A14.530.790
Unique ID
D011626
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011626
Annotation
/growth: coord with MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT; /‌embryol: coord with MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT if pertinent
Scope Note
Two of the masticatory muscles: the internal, or medial, pterygoid muscle and external, or lateral, pterygoid muscle. Action of the former is closing the jaws and that of the latter is opening the jaws, protruding the mandible, and moving the mandible from side to side.
Previous Indexing
Facial Muscles (1966-1979)
Masticatory Muscles (1966-1979)
Muscles (1966-1979)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under MASTICATORY MUSCLES 1980-90
History Note
91(80); was see under MASTICATORY MUSCLES 1980-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1979/03/12
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Pterygoid Muscles Preferred
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