Asked by: Lorenzo Iturriasked in category: General Last Updated: 17th April, 2020
What is the origin of the Hyoglossus muscle?
Just so, where is the Hyoglossus muscle?
The hyoglossus muscle is a thin, quadrilaterally shaped muscle in the upper neck and the floor of the mouth. It is one of the extrinsic muscles of the tongue. The submandibular ganglion suspended from the lingual nerve sits on it.
Likewise, what muscles control the tongue? The four extrinsic muscles originate from bone and extend to the tongue. They are the genioglossus, the hyoglossus (often including the chondroglossus) the styloglossus, and the palatoglossus. Their main functions are altering the tongue's position allowing for protrusion, retraction, and side-to-side movement.
Similarly, you may ask, what organ is controlled by the Styloglossus muscle?
|Insertion||tip and sides of tongue|
|Artery||sublingual branch of the lingual artery.|
|Nerve||Hypoglossal nerve (CN XII)|
|Actions||retraction and elevation of tongue|
How many muscles attach to the hyoid bone?