Asked by: Lorenzo Iturri
asked in category: General Last Updated: 17th April, 2020

What is the origin of the Hyoglossus muscle?

The hyoglossus, thin and quadrilateral, arises from the side of the body and from the whole length of the greater cornu of the hyoid bone, and passes almost vertically upward to enter the side of the tongue, between the styloglossus and the inferior longitudinal muscle of the tongue.

Click to see full answer.

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?


37 Related Question Answers Found

What does the Hyoglossus muscle do?

What does the Styloglossus muscle do?

What does the Geniohyoid do?

What are strap muscles?

What nerve Innervates the Hyoglossus muscle?

What is the strongest muscle in the human body?

Is tongue an organ?

Is the tongue the strongest muscle in the body?

Is your tongue a limb?

Is tongue a skeletal muscle?

What is the Stylopharyngeus muscle?

How do you test for hypoglossal nerve?

What are the intrinsic and extrinsic tongue muscles?