Muscle Spindles in the Velopharyngeal Musculature of Humans Seven muscles in the velopharyngeal region of humans were studied histologically to determine the presence of muscle spindles. Typical spindles were found in palatoglossus and tensor veli palatini with a greater number in the latter. Spindles were not found in levator veli palatini, palatopharyngeus, musculus uvulae, salpingopharyngeus, or the superior ... Research Article
Research Article  |   September 01, 1990
Muscle Spindles in the Velopharyngeal Musculature of Humans
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • David P. Kuehn
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Pamela J. Templeton
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jerry A. Maynard
    University of Iowa, Iowa City
  • Requests for reprints should be addressed to David P. Kuehn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, 901 South Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820.
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Research Article   |   September 01, 1990
Muscle Spindles in the Velopharyngeal Musculature of Humans
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1990, Vol. 33, 488-493. doi:10.1044/jshr.3303.488
History: Received October 2, 1989 , Accepted March 9, 1990
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1990, Vol. 33, 488-493. doi:10.1044/jshr.3303.488
History: Received October 2, 1989; Accepted March 9, 1990

Seven muscles in the velopharyngeal region of humans were studied histologically to determine the presence of muscle spindles. Typical spindles were found in palatoglossus and tensor veli palatini with a greater number in the latter. Spindles were not found in levator veli palatini, palatopharyngeus, musculus uvulae, salpingopharyngeus, or the superior pharyngeal constrictor.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT
This study was supported in part by PHS Research Grant DE-05837, the National Institute of Dental Research.
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