stapedius

(from the article `ear, human`) ...of the malleus. When contracted, the tensor tympani tends to pull the malleus inward and thus maintains or increases the tension of the tympanic ... The muscles of the middle ear, the tensor tympani and the stapedius, can influence the transmission of sound by the ossicular chain. Contraction of ... ...
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stapedius

<anatomy, muscle> Origin, arises from the wall of the middle ear (internal walls of pyramidal eminence in tympanic cavity); insertion, neck of the stapes; action, dampens vibration of stapes by drawing head of stapes backward as a result of a protective reflex stimulated by loud noise; nerve supply, facial. ... Synonym: musculus stapedius, st...
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stapedius

(muscle) Type: Term Definitions: 1. one of the muscles of the auditory ossicles; origin, internal walls of pyramidal eminence in tympanic cavity; insertion, neck of the stapes; action, dampens vibration of stapes by drawing the head of the stapes backward as a result of a protective reflex stimulated by loud noise; nerve supply, ...
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Stapedius

The stapedius is a small ear muscle. It originates from the walls of the tympanic cavity and inserts in the neck of the stapes. It is innervated by branches of the trigeminal nerve through the otic ganglion.
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stapedius

Type: Term Pronunciation: stā-pē′dē-ŭs, stā-pē′dē-ī Synonyms: stapedius (muscle)
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