Saturday, December 7, 2013

Innervation of the tongue, palate, pharynx & larynx with mnemonic

Hey everyone!
We are learning innervation of some muscles today! Yaay!

Glossal means pertaining to or near the tongue.. That's your starting point.

All muscles ending in "glossus" are supplied by hypoglossus
..Except palatoglossus.

Why? Because palate!

All musles of the palate are supplied by the vagus
..Except tensor veli palatani.

Why? Because it's a tensor!
All muscles in the head beginning with "tensor" are supplied by V3.

Pharynx and larynx is easy too.. All you need is a mnemonic!
Innervation of pharynx mnemonic

Innervation of the larynx mnemonic
That's all!

I'm watching Doctor Who.. Anatomy is like The Silence. You forget it after having the encounter! Make sure Silence doesn't fall on your Anatomy knowledge xD

-IkaN < 3


  1. Gr8 vry intrstng plz email me more plz

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  2. You have some amazing creativity!!!!! Keep up the amazing work!

  3. I think something needs to be added regarding the sensory innervation of the tongue too.

    1. Baronerocks have a great mnemonic on sensory innervation of the tongue!
      Here's the link to their video:

  4. Very nice ...easy to capture!!!!!

  5. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
    Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?
    Plz reply as I'm looking to construct my own blog and would like to
    find out where u got this from. thanks a lot

  6. The Glossopharyngeal nerve belongs to the IXth cranial nerve. I added: Stylopharyngeus sees everyone getting supplied by the Xth CN, and says NEIN! (9)


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