This article does not
Muscles of the pharynx, viewed from behind, together with the associated vessels and nerves
|receives motor innervation by Vagus nerve (CN X). Stylopharyngeus receives motor innervation by Glossopharyngeal (CN IX)|
|musculi pharyngis, musculus constrictor pharyngis or tunica muscularis pharyngis|
The pharyngeal muscles are a group of muscles that form the
The pharyngeal muscles contracts pushing the food into the
The inner longitudinal layer includes:
During swallowing, these muscles act to shorten and widen the pharynx.