ACTIONS OF THE PHARYNGEAL MUSCLES During swallowing, successive contraction of the superior, middle, and inferior constrictor muscles helps to propel.
Muscles of the Pharynx Circular muscles Muscle - Superior constrictor Origin - Medial pterygoid plate; pterygoid hamulus; pterygomandibular.
Description. The pharyngeal muscles are a group of muscles that act upon the pharynx. Pharyngeal muscles contracts pushing the food into the esophagus.