Flashcards in Swallowing Deck (8)
When the tongue moves the food bolus back, what does it pass through?
Which muscles contract to squeeze the food bolus back into the oropharynx?
What muscles will contract to elevate the soft palate to close off the pharyngeal isthmus?
1) Levator Veli Palatini
2) Tensor Veli Palatini
What muscles elevate the walls of the pharynx?
What muscles will contract at the same time the muscles elevate the walls of the pharyngx?
Suprahyoid Muscles to elevate the hyoid bone and the larynx into the bulge of the tonue
When the suprahyoid muscle elevate the hyoid bone and the larynx, what also happens?
The epiglottis will flex back over the laryngeal inlet
Which muscles contract in sequence to move the food through the oropharynx and the laryngeopharynx into the esophagus?
Superior, Middle and Inferior Constrictors