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Extrinsic Muscles of Tongue (Left)
Muscular System

Extrinsic Muscles of Tongue (Left)

Musculi externi linguae

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The muscles of the tongue consist primarily of two groups of muscles, the extrinsic and intrinsic muscles of the tongue. The extrinsic muscles attach the tongue to external regions and include the:

- genioglossus muscle;

- hyoglossus muscle;

- chondroglossus muscle;

- styloglossus muscle;

- palatoglossus muscle (this muscle is also considered a muscle of the soft palate).

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The tongue is a muscular structure that comprises the majority of the oral cavity and rests on the floor of mouth.

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